Getting Played: Third Annual Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry and Awards

Thursday, February 23, 2017

12:00 pm

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Sponsored by:
Program in Writing & Rhetorics, Stanford Arts Office of the Associate Dean

In anticipation of the 2017 Oscars, the public is invited to join entertainers, educators, activists, and other experts for Getting Played, the Third Annual Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry and Awards. The Keynote Address will be delivered by Tamila Gresham, founder and CEO of Represent, a nonprofit working to reach equal media representation in film, television, and theater for people of color, women, the LGBT community, persons with disabilities, and all of those who live at the intersection of those identities. Panelists include Jennifer DeVere Brody (Professor in Stanford's Theater & Performance Studies and an Affiliate in the Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity), Dexter Davis (founder and CEO of D Street Media Group), Felix Sanchez (chairman and co-founder of National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts), and Peter Soby (film writer/producer). The 2017 Symposium will begin with a special performance from Rotimi Agbabiaka's solo show Type/Caste.

Moderated by PWR Lecturer Kathleen Tarr, Getting Played is companion to her 2010 feature length documentary of the same name, both the Symposium and film exploring inequitable treatment in the Industry from acting and directing to writing and producing. To honor individuals who contribute to Industry equity in their day to day lives, the Symposium concludes with the presentation of awards that recognize important but typically under-celebrated contributions. Previous recipients have refused to audition as stereotypes, refused to rewrite scripts to create White leads, limited exposure to inequitable productions by, e.g., not watching certain television shows, and created opportunities for underrepresented Industry workers to share their projects and creativity with larger audiences. They have also built collaborations between individuals and organizations and pushed for investigations of inequitable practices. This year's awardees are Velina Brown (San Francisco Mime Troupe), Lily Tung Crystal (Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company), Adam Leipzig (Cultural Weekly), Dr. Myrton Running Wolf (TAPS PhD '15), and Torange Yeghiazarian (founding Artistic Director of Golden Thread Productions). 

Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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