Ezzell Floranina, Artistic Director and Founder of The Rainbow Players and Empowerment Through The Arts, (ETTA) International, creates opportunities for access to enrichment and empowerment of individuals labeled as “disabled”. ETTA International is dedicated to inclusion and in offering training in the arts to ALL abilities and all age groups. Inclusion in the Arts and Culture increases the benefit for the entire community, shifting the mindset of Dis-ability to the recognition of Ability. Our Mission:
To take bold steps in creating unquestioned access to inclusive arts programming for this diverse group of individuals: diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture and ability; artists, performers, comedians, and individuals. We are working across cultures and nations through creative exchanges in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, across the US and New Zealand. Our mission of inclusion at all levels of theater and performance and visual arts is mirrored in these creative exchanges.
We are currently offering trainings in Social Justice Theater forms drawn from the work of Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressed and Rainbow of Desire. We are able to lead workshops and train other individuals and ensemble theater troupes in these forms. We are interested in holding events and festivals in collaboration with artists and arts organizations dedicated to Climate Justice and Inclusive Access to training in the Creative Arts.