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Cultural Coordinator: The New Essential Role in Theatre // Fall 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: FY21 Workshops

Cultural Coordinator: The New Essential Role in Theatre

Monday, October 26, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm ET

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In recent months, there has been an explosive culture shift resulting in a call for reform within the theater community as it relates to the pervasive racism that diminishes the safety and equality of BIPOC voices. As we move forward in building tactics for a more equitable space, it is necessary to provide a consultant that can not only identify potential blind spots on the ground floor of the creative process, but also provide the insight, mediation, and perspective to soothe potential cultural barriers for all throughout the production.

Join theater vet and communications expert Tavia Jefferson as she expounds on the role of Cultural Coordinator™ - an assigned, essential role within an entertainment production that serves as an advocate, educator, liaison, and mediator to ensure cultural equality throughout each stage of a theater production process.

Tavia Riveé Jefferson (Tay-vee-uh Riv-AY) is a performer, director and former Communications Coordinator for the LA Chamber of Commerce. Tavia began her arts career as a child in film & TV with early roles on Law & Order, New York Undercover and Cosby, then making her theater debut as the first African American child in Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas Carol. As a teen at the Professional Performing Arts School in midtown NY she studied musical theatre while also performing in shows like The Broadway Kids and St Louis Woman with Vanessa Williams at City Center.

After earning her B.A. in Communication Studies from Chapman University, Tavia contributed her skills in public relations, event coordinating and interpersonal communication as staff in the City of Anaheim City Manager’s Office and as Communications Coordinator for the LA Chamber of Commerce. Tavia ultimately returned to NY to continue pursuing her love for the arts, adding credits like Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Fantasy Inaugural Cast, Once on this Island, All Shook Up, Hairspray, Seussical, Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson One, understudying the role of Diana Ross in the National Tour of Motown the Musical, and most recently, reprising the role of Nehebkah in Disney’s workshop cast of Aida.


For accessibility information, special circumstances, or other accommodations please contact Kirsten Sweeney at [email protected]. Interpretation and captioning is available upon request; requests must be made at least 7 business days prior to the event.

Contact: Kirsten Sweeney - [email protected]