equitable strategies


Soneela’s experience as an artist, arts administrator and EDI professional have led her to the work of supporting the development and maintenance of strategies aimed at generating a culture of equity in workplaces and education spaces, as well as advising artists engaging in community-based social justice work. She customizes her approach to fit a variety of needs and intentionally applies a lens of racial equity to all of her work. Select engagements below:


  • Production and moderation of webinar, "Racial Equity in Creative Placemaking"

  • Coaching of artist leading community engaged projects over a three-month period


  • Co-led development, over a 3-month period, of an original online theatre piece performed by 16 high school students dealing with issues of race and racism on the school's campus.

  • Co-facilitated discussion with faculty to extract lessons on how to make a cultural shift in the institution.


  • Internal EDI consulting over a 6-month period from initial survey to EDI strategy development.

  • Leadership of Working Group focused on fostering a culture of equity within the organization.


  • Upcoming: Co-leadership of a series of classes for high school students about the intersection of theatre and activism.

  • Upcoming: Co-leadership of the development of a piece meant to incite community dialogue around issues of race, equity, and intersectionality

other collaborators include:

Center for Performance and Civic Practice, The New School, Portland State University