A Seat at the Table

a guided tour through the struggle for inclusion


Saturday, November 14th at 8:00 pm

Free, Open to the public [Reserve Ticket]


Join BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange on Saturday, November 14th for an open workshop of “A Seat at the Table,” an original, interactive performance by teen artists exploring and interrupting the biases, bigotry and “isms” that hide in all of us.

Originally developed during the 2014-15 Teaching Artist Residency of award winning actor and playwright Daniel Carlton, “A Seat at the Table” grew out of a collaboration with organizers, researchers and journalists working in the fields of racial, gender, economic, and restorative justice. It premiered at BAX in June 2015, and the young ensemble is now in an intensive revision process. This special, one-time event is an opportunity to support and participate in this singular theatrical experiment.

“A Seat at the Table” utilizes humor, drama, testimony and audience participation to pose questions, inspire thought, and provide insight into our hidden biases, the world that fostered them, and the hard work of addressing them. Please show your support for young artists and progressive theater. Get your ticket. Lend your voice. Take you seat.



Daniel Carlton (2014 BAX Teaching Artist in Residence) is a theater artist and educator working at the intersection of performance, research and civic practice. He is interested in the ways that collaboration, improvisation and reflection can open new pathways, integrate new perspectives and shine light on hidden barriers to progress on crucial dialogues. An award-winning performer, he has appeared on professional stages in over 35 states and four countries. His work as a playwright and director has helped share real life stories about the impacts of free trade and migration on communities at home and abroad. As an educator, he has created and facilitated arts and project-based curriculum for schools and cultural institutions around the world. He is unbelievably excited to be supporting the growth and development of the youth, the resident artists and the programs of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

Visit artistservices.bax.org/daniel-carlton to learn more about Daniel Carlton and the Teaching Artist In Residence Program.


The Teaching Artist in Residence Grant from BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is funded, in part, from generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, and the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation.

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