Commitment to Decolonization

Docbloc was founded on the island of Manhatta (meaning “hilly island”) on unceded land belonging to the Lenni-Lenape people, what is now called Lenapehoking. While Lenapehoking welcomes visitors, it is with the responsibility to treat the earth and everything on it with respect.

Docbloc is aware of the great harm that has been done to BIPOC communities and stands against all forms of colonization and imperialism. However, we recognize that there is no “one size fits all” solution, and decolonization requires sustained commitment to dialogue and the implementation of practices. That change will take different forms in different practices. 

We work in solidarity with oppressed and colonized people to support their own artistic and creative expression, representing art and media. We structure our projects and practices to be guided by the leadership of colonized communities and support our partners and communities working to disrupt colonization within the theatre community.