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EDI Resources

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Signs reading "Equity, Diversity & Inclusion"We in theatre love what we do because we are passionate about promoting the arts in a way that also serves the greater good. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are key components of this. We do our best work, and better our communities, when we help ensure that every member of our community can be safe, belong, and access equal opportunity. The road to fully realized equity, diversity, and inclusion is constant, and requires both collaboration and introspection. If your theatre is committed to embedding these efforts in your work, we’ve pulled together some resources to help get you started. Our thanks to Dorinda Toner,  Producing Artistic Director of Twilight Theater Company in Portland, Oregon, for her guidance.




  • How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
  • Emergent Strategy, by Adrienne Maree Brown
  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates


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>> Do you have a resource to share with others?  Contact AACT Executive Director Quiana Clark-Roland at quiana@aact.org


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