The second episode of CAATA’s ConFest Virtual Series monthly online series, titled “Modeling Solidarity: Theater As Political Action” broadcast on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1PM HST, 3PM AKDT, 4PM PDT, 5PM MDT, 6PM CDT, and 7PM EDT, and focused on building coalitions between BIPOC theatre communities in this time of pandemic, revolutionary social change, and economic collapse. The speakers called for both learning from our Elders and the making of intergenerational connections for collaboration and political action in the service of justice. These prominent BIPOC theatre leaders came together to share what it means to be vulnerable, to support each other’s healing, and to build true solidarity.
Featured guests on the episode included Armando Huipe (Producer, Latinx Theatre Commons), Maki’ilei Ishihara (Company Actor, Honolulu Theatre for Youth), and Jonathan H. McCrory (Artistic Director, National Black Theatre). The episode was hosted by Leslie Ishii (Artistic Director, Perseverance Theatre, Juneau, AK; Board President, CAATA) and Moses Goods (Founder & Artistic Director, ʻInamona Theatre Company, Honolulu, HI; Board Officer, CAATA).