9% of $60,000 goal
An Idea Based on Equity
For many, the idea of a professional career in theatre seems impossible. Several hurdles may impede your goals- finances, family, knowledge, experience, support systems, confidence and a myriad of other circumstances.
TGI's founder, Corey Mitchell, has worked with students for the past twenty-five years who have faced these obstacles. Although Mitchell has a proven record of accomplishment, neither he nor Theatre Gap Initiative can solve those problems. However, they can be a vital step in helping to face challenges head-on and create opportunities that may not have been possible before.
Theatre Gap Initiative was founded on the principle that Equity means more than the distribution of wealth. It is access to systems that people of color have been historically excluded from. By collaborating with local, collegiate, and national Arts Institutions, we will help to dismantle those systems.
Opportunity does not come without hard work. The course work for TGI is meant to be rigorous. The adage "there is no growth in the comfort zone" is very true. Rónán Cleary wrote, "Either you transcend your comfort zone and reach the higher planes of life, or stay transfixed within your comfort zone and remain stagnant."
Finally, we have chosen to call each class a
Con·frère-/ˈkänˌfrer/(n) a fellow member of a profession; a colleague. The literal translation "with my brother."
Our stated goal is a profession in the Arts. A BFA degree can be a catalyst for a number of different careers in Theatre in performance, production, and executive paths. Whatever your chosen trajectory, there will still be occasion to join forces create amazing work with others.
We whole-heartedly invite you to take on the challenge of facing your obstacles, stepping out of your comfort zone, and working hard with a community of like minded individuals in a healing environment.
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