Teatro San Diego

Teatro San Diego

Our board of directors is fully BIPOC and represent the community we are serving in southern San Diego which is predominantly of Philippino-American and Mexican-American origin. Our directors have decades of experience in Broadway, touring and regional professional productions in theatre.

Teatro San Diego

Our board of directors is fully BIPOC and represent the community we are serving in southern San Diego which is predominantly of Philippino-American and Mexican-American origin. Our directors have decades of experience in Broadway, touring and regional professional productions in theatre. Metrics like those found in the Asian American Performers Action Coalition are nowhere to be found in San Diego. We take data of our own casting practices as well as track who is getting paid under union or non-union contracts in order to take accountability and self asses the needs for improvement within our own organization. We also track the students we serve classes as to whom is from the neighborhood we are located in which is predominantly low-income.

About the Organization:

Our board of directors is fully BIPOC and represent the community we are serving in southern San Diego which is predominantly of Philippino-American and Mexican-American origin. Our directors have decades of experience in Broadway, touring and regional professional productions in theatre. Metrics like those found in the Asian American Performers Action Coalition are nowhere to be found in San Diego. We take data of our own casting practices as well as track who is getting paid under union or non-union contracts in order to take accountability and self asses the needs for improvement within our own organization. We also track the students we serve classes as to whom is from the neighborhood we are located in which is predominantly low-income.

organizational budget

$0 - $50,000

existence for

0-5 Years

The Issue:

According to the Asian American Performers Action Coalition, in the theatre industry, 92.2% of all arts funding is awarded to predominantly white institutions. Furthermore, on Broadway for every dollar spent on a white actor, .53 cents is spent on Black actors, .10 cents on Asian actors, .05 cents on Latinx actors, .02 cents on MENA actors, and 0 cents on Indigenous actors. This shows a huge disparity of representation in theatre of BIPOC artists.

The Solution:

We are conscious of this disparity in every production we do, we aim to create opportunities for BIPOC actors by casting them as actors, directors and designers in theatrical productions. We address the disparity by having leadership positions and more importantly our board of directors be predominantly BIPOC and female led.

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