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Anti-Racist Arts Workshop

Zoom Webinar: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 9AM-12PM

Nicole Brewer, black woman speaking into a radio microphone

Nicole Brewer

Nicole Brewer, creator of Conscientious Theatre Training and originator of the Anti-Racist Theatre (A.R.T.) movement is teaching her unique approach which blends anti-racist theory, social justice, collectivism, healing justice and theatre exercises for an embodied understanding of racism and our agency to become anti-racist.

What to Expect

In this course Nicole offers artists and arts administrators tools to craft their own unique anti-racist ethos and delve into three core principles: harm reduction, harm prevention and relationship repair.

Participants will be guided through self-reflection exercises designed to strengthen their analysis of their position, power, privilege and begin to uproot their racist practices, policies, and protocols.

All who believe the way forward for an arts community that is anti-racist and anti-oppressive are welcome. We all have a role to play. The future of art will be nourished by you. Join us in doing the work to make sure is a liberated place for all.

Attending the Workshop

This workshop has been created by Bardo Arts Center and the Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts through the Belcher College's Anti-Racism Catalyst Grant Initiative.

All students, faculty, and staff of the Belcher College are eligible to attend this workshop. Registration is reguired. An invitation to register has already been sent to the entire Belcher College. If you did not receive one, please follow-up with your admin or with

Please note: If you are a WCU student, faculty, or staff member not in the Belcher College and are interested in participating, please send an email to expressing your interest in attending the Anti-Racist Arts Workshop on Wednesday, February 24 from 9AM-12PM.

More About Nicole

Nicole Brewer is a passionate advocate for anti-racist theatre.  She has spent the last seven years refining and practicing an inclusive method of theatre training and practices which she calls Conscientious Theatre Training (CTT).  She has authored four articles about the need for the theatre industry to shift from racist and oppressive models to anti-racist and anti-oppressive.  Why Equity Diversity and Inclusion Are Obsolete was reported by American Theatre as one of their top ten most-read stories of 2019.

  • Nicole is invited all over the US to teach and speak about CTT and facilitate anti-racist theatre (ART) workshops.  She’s also facilitated ART workshops in the UK providing workshops for The Globe and Cambridge University. 
  • Nicole is a board member of Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) where she works to shift how the industry can become more proactive to the needs of caregivers.
  • Nicole is one of the four producers of the COVID19 freelance artist resource website,  The producing collective also partnered with HowlRound to produce six weekly webinars that centered the needs of freelance artists impacted by the pandemic. 
  • Ms.Brewer is on faculty in the acting department at the Yale School of Drama. She has worked at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, a premier performing arts high school in Washington D.C. as visiting faculty (acting). Nicole was visiting faculty at the National Theater Institute (NTI) for several years. She was faculty in the theatre department of Howard University for seven and a half years and has also worked at Northern Virginia Community College and Montgomery College teaching acting and introduction to communications courses.
  • Nicole is frequently invited to share her work on CTT and ART at conferences such as ATHE, SETC, TCG, The Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and in the UK at Goldsmith’s University.   
  • Nicole Brewer earned her M.F.A. in Acting from Northern Illinois University and her B.F.A. from Howard University. She's worked professionally as an actor, director, and educator. 

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