Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion2022-06-10T17:12:01-05:00

North Texas Performing Arts is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in our programs.

The NTPA Governing Board of Directors, Management Boards and NTPA Staff encourage all NTPA families and Patrons to boldly stand with us against racism in our country and to continue to exhibit the “10 Characters” taught at NTPA including Integrity, Leadership, Respect, and most important, to Love One Another.

We stand with Black artists, educators, students and families and all People of Color in the fight to eliminate racial and social injustice.

We invite all NTPA families and Patrons to take a stand against racism across North Texas and our nation.

We offer these resources below to those interested in learning more.  It is through understanding and seeing the world through another’s eyes that we learn more about others… and ourselves.

We proudly share and present this powerful video featuring Christian Robert Black expressing in his own words what it means “To Be Black in America”.

Diversity-in-Action Production Series

Through the leadership of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, NTPA plans a series of youth productions each year that focus on telling stories of diverse characters on stage. While these stories are sometimes challenging to tell or watch, we feel it is important for youth of all races, ethnicities, genders, and neurodiversities to be able to explore and tell these stories in a safe and supportive environment.

Each production in NTPA’s Diversity-in-Action Production Series is coupled with Community Connection programs that enable our students and patrons to further explore topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to the show. Recent events have included talkbacks with professional actors, visual art exhibits, and blood drives.

2022 Diversity-in-Action Production Series

  • Ragtime (Plano) – February 10-13
  • Rent (Fairview) – April 28-May 1
  • Cabaret (Frisco/Pursuits) – May 21-29
  • Billy Elliott (Plano) – June 9-12
  • Shrek JR (Starcatchers) – July 29-31
  • West Side Story (Plano) – September 23-October 2

Special Events

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