Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.
In the room Raymond Bobgan, executive artistic director Cleveland Public Theatre; Robert Barry Fleming, executive artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville; Jack Reuler, founder/artistic director of Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis. As we enter a post-COVID #BLM era in which inclusivity and diversity are simply obligatory and urgent, we may need to rethink practices on both sides of the footlights. Having 7 new Broadway plays by black writers with predominantly BIPOC producers is a step in the right direction, but there is another side to the equation: the need to consciously cultivate a relationship with more diverse audiences. Simply put, radical hospitality means welcoming people in a fundamentally different way that is specific to their culture and needs. We'll look at how this applies to theater, from programming to ticketing.