Through art, action, and advocacy, The Breath Project (TBP) seeks to build a more equitable theater community in this country, and actively dismantle structural racism in the American Theater.
Art: In partnership with organizations and artists across the nation, TBP will create, develop, and support original theatrical works, created by BIPOC artists. The work that is housed by TBP will be used as a tool for education and advocacy, as a living time capsule of this moment in history.
Action: TBP is working to build relationships between local artists and theaters in their community and region, creating more opportunities for BIPOC theater artists, technicians, and administrators throughout the country. Working across our national partnerships, we will seek to end the notion that plays by BIPOC artists fulfill a quota or check a box for a theater, and instead become an organic and permanent part of the American Theater landscape.
Advocacy: TBP will work to support the organizations that produce, fund, and support the American Theater to eliminate the racism and biases that exist in our institutions and business practices.