Our Work - A Brief History
Founded in 2016, Chanel Bragg and Jacqui Castillo created a Facebook group in an attempt to create a space for BIPOC individuals to convene, network, learn, and thrive within our fine arts community. The United Colours of Arizona Theatre unequivocally support all social justice initiatives and as ARTivists our mission is to encourage a more equitable landscape within our local theatre community by creating opportunities by way of workshops, dance classes, audition prep and the like.
Over the course of the last 5 years, United Colours of Arizona Theatre has worked to nurture a safe space, networking opportunities, workshops, and audition prep. With the communities we serve, we have come to realise there is a lack of access to formal dance training, classical theatre training, and vocal lessons. Our initiative fills in that gap by providing workshops to help our BIPOC creatives feel prepared in and out of the audition room. Our goal is to create a theatre that truly reflects our community.