Responding to Systemic and Collective Trauma with Community Partnerships | June 15
Responding to Systemic and Collective Trauma with Community Partnerships: - This panel discussion invited organizational representatives from MASS MoCA, Berkshire Museum, The Mount, Shakespeare & Company, IS183, CATA, and WAM Theatre to discuss current efforts, challenges and opportunities. Co-facilitated Gwendolyn VanSant from BRIDGE Inc., Quenna Barrett and Rebecca Martínez from the Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP), this conversation explored the importance of listening and responding to the community as we notice the issues that have emerged within our organizations across the county.
Quenna L. Barrett is the Associate Director of Education and Engagement at Goodman Theatre. She has developed participatory, theater-based programs at the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life. As a director, performer, facilitator, and writer, she has worked with a number of organizations including NYU Steinhardt, Oklahoma State University, Ohio State University, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Sojourn Theatre, The Theatre School at DePaul, Free Street, Pegasus, Court, eta, Theater Unspeakable, and For Youth Inquiry performance company with the Illinois Caucus of Adolescent Health, where she is a company and board member. She is a member of the new leadership circle of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice. She has developed and co-led justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion training for arts and culture practitioners with The Theatre School at DePaul (where she is an adjunct professor), Arts Force Iowa, and Arts Ed Chi. Quenna received her BFA from NYU Tisch in Drama, her MA in Applied Theatre from the University of Southern California, and is currently pursuing a doctorate of education (EdD) in Educational Theatre at NYU Steinhardt. Continuing to build the world she wants to see/live in, her most recent artistic project "Re-writing the Declaration"