DG Inclusion Rider Webinar Series
Sep 28, 2021
Inclusion Rider Webinar Series

We're excited to present a series of webinars in tandem with the release of our new Inclusion Rider. As part of our commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive, accessible, and anti-racist industry, the Guild has crafted this Inclusion Rider as a resource to support all dramatists and producers who have a desire to exercise these principles in the hiring of personnel involved in their productions. Learn more about the Inclusion Rider. For more information on these webinars, please contact us at questions@dramatistsguild.com.


November 9

Reaching Agreement: How to Present and Defend the Inclusion Rider

Co-Facilitators: Amy Von Macek, Ralph Sevush
Panelists: Rhiana Yazzie, Di Glazer (ICM), Sade Lythcott (Nation Black Theatre), Amrita Ramanan (The Playwrights' Center)

Learn how to use the DG's new inclusion rider in your own negotiations!
At this webinar, facilitators will walk participants through the Inclusion Rider, and panelists will share personal anecdotes that illustrate potential obstacles to inclusive hiring, along with suggestions for ways of working through these challenges. The discussion will be followed by interactive role-play to give participants the practice they need to swim upstream of exclusionary convention. A Q&A will also take place.

Eastern Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Central Time: 5pm - 6:30pm
Mountain Time: 4pm - 5:30pm
Pacific Time: 3pm - 4:30pm




Recorded October 12

Starting the Convo: How to Advocate for Inclusion in Person

Eastern Time: 6:30pm - 8pm
Central Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Mountain Time: 4:30pm - 6pm
Pacific Time: 3:30pm - 5pm

Co-Facilitators: Todd London, Emily Mann
Panelists: Nikkole Salter, Jonathan McCrory (NBT), Jonathan Silverstein (Keen)

Using The Art of Negotiating Contracts guide as a springboard, panelists shared personal anecdotes of tricky, diversity-related conversations/experiences they've had with collaborators. The discussion was followed by interactive role-play to give participants the practice they needed to effectively negotiate. There was also a Q&A.

video coming soon 


Recorded September 14

Playwright Pre-Gaming: How to Tell If a Theatre Company Is Inclusive Enough for You

Co-Facilitators: Chisa HutchinsonChristine Toy Johnson
Panelists: Ty DefoeKristoffer DiazAmanda GreenAisha DeCoteau

Using the The Art of Negotiating Contracts guide as a springboard, panelists shared personal anecdotes that illustrated the bad things that can happen when red flags are ignored and the good things that can happen when a writer seeks out companies that share their values. This discussion was followed by advice on how to contact companies that folks think might be right for them, with a Q&A at the end.



Date TBA

Inclusion in Practice: Steps You Can Take Toward Fostering Meaningful Diversity in a Production Process 

Co-Facilitators: Emily Mann, Emmanuel Wilson
Panelists: Chris Burney, Adam Greenfield, Morgan Jenness, Sarah Rasmussen

Facilitators will introduce the Inclusion Rider to agents, managers, artistic directors, and producers, and share the reasons for its creation. The conversation will be followed by interactive role-play to help participants think creatively about how to put the value of inclusion into practice. There will also be a Q&A at the end.

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