Amanda Grace Ewing
I am a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Educator; Director-Dramaturg; and Intimacy Choreographer. For me, the thing that ties all of these roles together is advocacy and service to community. As a consultant DE&I Educator, I support arts and community non-profits in advancing their anti-racism goals. As a Director, my role is to create productions that serve as a catalyst for social change, both in and outside of the rehearsal and production. And as an Intimacy Choreographer, I collaborate with directors and actors to create repeatable, specific, affirming, and consent based intimacy.
I have built a career where I am able to use the arts to strengthen constituent participation in DE&I education. As a DE&I Educator and Facilitator at the University of Michigan, I provide training and consultation for staff, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students – specializing in bystander intervention curriculum. I provide direction to a company of undergraduate students that use theatre as tool to create social change in our campus community. In my role, I create DE&I curriculum, oversee budgets, collaborate on campus climate change initiatives, and train facilitators of all levels. Throughout my career, I have been a sought after collaborator on DE&I initiatives, specifically around raising engagement and enthusiasm for inclusion and belonging work.
I have spent much of my arts career collaborating with community driven arts organizations such as A Host of People, a Detroit-based theatre and performance company where I am a Core Ensemble Member, and BoxFest Detroit, a women’s directing festival where I am the Artistic Director. I have a Master of Arts from King’s College, London in Theatre & Performance Studies, am a third generation Arab American, and am based in Dearborn, MI. I am a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, and a member at large for the Theatre and Social Change focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
I am an arts for social change maker, and I can’t wait to collaborate with you.