In 2001, Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates developed the idea for The Conciliation Project during an interdisciplinary theatre class at Seattle Central Community College as she grappled with how to present deconstructed Black stories (namely, those found in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”) on stage without a cast of Black students. The unexpectedly robust response to the deconstructed retelling of the classic novel gave birth to The Conciliation Project, which offers workshops, trainings and performances geared toward businesses, organizations, schools and communities to help in the process of eliminating racial and cultural stereotypes. The Conciliation Project was based in Seattle until 2005, when Dr. Pettiford-Wates relocated to Richmond, Virginia where the Conciliation Project continues.
- Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit
- Primary Artistic Discipline: Theatre
- Primary Areas of Activity: Arts in Social Service/Social Justice, Producer/Creator, Presenter/Distributor
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