Briefly describe how you would contribute to implementing the goals of the Theatre Arts Student Council.
As one of the Few Black people in both programs, I think my presence will serve best as to better serving the BIPOC Theater Arts Students on campus. I want to help make theater arts department more diverse and equitable for students of color to feel safe. I will also make sure that the school abides by their Anti-Racist and inclusivity statements, especially within the Arts department.
Briefly describe your relevant past experience that would support your work as a representative on the Theatre Arts Student Council.
In the past 6 years, I’ve worked as an Acting/Playwriting Teacher in East Harlem. In my time there I was able to connect and mentor students, listen to them and gain an understanding of various backgrounds and lifestyles they were coming from. With my experience with my students I was able to bridge the gap between parents and students. I taught them how to use their voices and their craft to make people uncomfortable in efforts to foster change. I would hope to do the same with faculty and students in the Theater Arts Department.