Dan Kwong and I are spending a week in Minneapolis as part a circle of 30 artists/directors who are into ensemble creation and making theater with communities….something like what we do. This is a special breed of directors, mostly women and people of color, who are part of a dedicated and growing field of theater makers who give voice to stories we never hear. This creative, collaborative and highly inclusive process is helping us make sense of ourselves and the complex cultural landscape we are a part of. We’re here to share and learn and help build curriculum to create an Institute to further this kind of work. Today, as I heard the stories of these artists who come from as far as Anchorage to New Orleans, New York to LA, I realized it’s not just the story of a changing America I’m hearing. The whole world is in this circle.