The RinD project aims to address systemic imbalances in KS3, GCSE and A level drama, and support intersectional anti-racism work happening in UK schools, theatres and theatre companies.
promotes the study, directing and programming of plays by writers from
the global majority*. The project will support schools, theatre and
youth companies to embed anti-racism pedagogy in their practice, build
the skills and confidence in teachers, facilitators and practitioners to
teach and direct texts which represent the lived experience of their
students and young people, and prepare young people to engage
empathetically with Britains rich society of heritages
So far they have led several workshops on Anti – Racist practice in Arts Education with
various national networks of teachers and participatory arts
practitioners. They have also been working alongside exam board Pearson
Edexcel, who is releasing four new set texts by global majority
playwrights for teaching from September 2021, to create resources
and CPD to support teachers to choose these texts.
To make sure the work they are creating is as useful as possible, and ensure all voices
are able to feed in and feedback, they are keen to have continuous dialogue
with teachers, young people and arts practitioners throughout. They feel it is essential this work reaches and
happens in every school across the UK.
Global majority includes, but is not limited to, artists of African,
North African, South Asian, South East Asian, East Asian, Caribbean,
Middle Eastern, Native American, Native Australian, Pacific Islanders,
Roma and Traveller heritage or diaspora, and refers to people who have
experienced racism due to the colour of their skin. We do not want to
lump individuals into one category and try to
be specific when talking about individuals and communities.