March 10, 2017
Representation Roundtable: POC
The People of Color Representation Roundtable exists as a one-of-a-kind experiment wherein a room of artists of all disciplines may share work with and solicit feedback from a group that is 100% exclusively comprised of people of color. Part writers circle, part discussion forum and part low-key performance salon, the POC Roundtable offer artists of color the rare experience of sharing work at any point in the development process with an all-POC audience in a safe space. Participating artists discover what their movement, voice and credo reveal themselves to be when the world suddenly becomes a room where you are no longer “the minority” for a precious 3-hour block of time 1-2x per month. By founding the POC Roundtable, Musical Theatre Factory aims to decenter whiteness and to ask the question of what musical theatre could be made, would be made, if the room where it happens happened to be a room comprised of a diverse group of people of color.