This HowlRound article by Carmen Morgan talks about how black theaters across the country are asking how will they sustain themselves and remain relevant in a world where the paradigm is shifting so that in 2042, people of color will be the majority in the country. Also, Catalyst is Coming!: A National Convening of Black Theatres, which will bring together represenatives from black theaters from across the country to talk about these pressing issues, will be held in NYC from August 4-7. The event will be livestreamed via HowlRound on August 7.
In this blog post, playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton interviews many women who work in theaters across America (including Director of New Work at c1 Ilana Brownstein and c1 artist Aditi Brennan Kapil) on where they see “opportunities for growth/unexplored challenges/gaps to be filled in your arts discipline.” Read the responses here.
Playwright Lauren Gunderson explains why she insists her play, I and You, should be cast with actors that are not the same race. Read her explanation here.
This article talks about how five theatres in the Twin Cities are coming together to form a coalition that would ensure people of color are given respectable presentation on stage. Read the article here.
In this article, Gabriel Arana highlights the reasons why publications across the country lack diversity in the newsroom. One cause he points to is how unpaid internships are usually populated by well-off, white candidates. Read the article here.
This Star Tribune article details how theatre companies in the twin cities have addressed concerns regarding diversity in their current season’s programming. Read the article here.
In this article from Tufts Daily, Tufts University’s drama department is igniting conversation due to the casting of their production of RENT. They explain how they went about choosing the cast for RENT and the problems the department faces regarding diversity in the program. Read the article here.