September 17, 2018


NYU DC Dialogues hosted an interactive, performative artist talk and discussion with Dr. Cristal Chanelle Truscott, three time Tisch Alumna, on using theatre as social movement and community engagement to challenge stereotypes and "Rehearse Diversity;" which featured live a'capella music and theatrical performance excerpts from the touring ensemble, Progress Theatre.

SoulWork seeks to create heightened levels of emotional sincerity, visceral response, and social and civic power in artistic expression. Created by Dr. Cristal Chanelle Truscott from generations-old principles of social justice rooted in African American performance traditions and aesthetics, SoulWork attracts performers and generative artists across genre interested in connecting communities across race, class, gender and spiritual identity.  

Cristal Truscott

Cristal Chanelle Truscott

Cristal Chanelle Truscott, PhD, is founder of Progress Theatre — a Houston-based, touring ensemble that uses theatre as anti-racism engagement to encourage social consciousness, cross-community dialogue and cultural awareness.