HFF24 Workshop #4: Antiracism for White Artists

Events & Workshops · the hollywood fringe festival · Ages 18+ · 2hrs · United States of America

Tuesday, February 20th, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ZOOM | Livestream

To watch digitally, visit the Hollywood Fringe YouTube channel during or after the event.

To join in on the Zoom chat, reserve your ticket no later than 6:00 pm PT on the event day.

This event will have live captioning. To request live ASL interpretation, please email [email protected] at least 72 hours in advance, and we will provide one

Learn how to practice fully inclusive producing and intersectional approaches to personal stake in ending white supremacy in and out of the theatre space. From auditions & casting, community building, audience engagement, marketing, and show content. Recommended for new & veteran producers alike! This isn’t about white savior-ism, this is personal stake work, as it relates to multiracial spaces.


  • To build a shared understanding of racism and how it functions on interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels
  • To unpack systemic racism, white supremacy and its affect on the theatre industry at large
  • To share tips and tools for challenging racism in theatre spaces
  • To identify how these issues affect our daily and work lives
  • To build a community understanding of how to decenter yourself in multiracial spaces, while also having a personal stake in ending white supremacy.

This workshop will include a learning session with definitions and resources, a facilitated conversation with white antiracist organizers, and a Q&A, where white artists can ask questions they may feel uncomfortable asking in multiracial spaces.

This workshop is centered around white artists, not to take power away form BIPOC, AAPI, MENA artists, but to alleviate the burden of education on those folks. Any artist, from any racial background is welcome to attend.

There is a BIPOC affinity space, led by our Access Committee, to hear feedback in making Fringe a more inclusive space and build community together, available during the Festival! More info coming soon!

HFF workshops are “pay what you can” with a suggested ticket price of $5


J.Stephen Brantley (he/him) is an actor, playwright, and certified Restorative Justice facilitator. He has delivered his Restorative Practices For Theatre Production workshop to organizations in SoCal and NYC. Visit jstephenbrantley.com for more.

Emma Irene Olson is a queer artist and organizer living and working in Los Angeles, expressing herself through text, music, clown, and fiber art. Her art centers self-acceptance & self-love and has been performed at the Son of Semele’s Quick Creation Festival, SORORITY Haus, and Hollywood Fringe.

Lex Ryan (they/he) is a queer, trans photographer, abolitionist and anti-racist organizer. Visit lexryan.co/work to find out more.