Along with Sam Kusnetz, Mikhail Fiksel, and Arshan Gailus, I was part of a working group formed by the TSDCA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee to address ways that contract negotiations could be used to further inclusion and dismantle systemic racism and inequities in the theatre industry in the United States. Some of the resources we developed include a glossary of legalese terms often found in contracts, and a sample contract with annotations to help dive deeper into some of what the agreement covers. Check those documents out here!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mV6sBO_YvZTnmlB6A7R_p3H5kYCv2rMoCBNtuUjxzbU/edit

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jRBxwB9_EaAdqeQeP0p-fXLQEEtqjzwzB3VpNG9LgtM/edit#heading=h.a3pen4x79s9l

This work was presented at a virtual panel last May as part of the 2021 TSDCA Annual Meeting. The Panel featured Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts’ Lucas Blackadar, Monica Llorente, and special guests. That panel is available to the public here:

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