An initiative to explore the needs of BIPOC theater professionals, aiming to create programs that will support the current and urgent need for greater inclusion.
After two tumultuous years in shutdown, we are currently witnessing a surge of progress in BIPOC representation within the theater industry. Seven new plays that opened on Broadway in 2022 were by African American playwrights. Off-Broadway and LORT regional theaters are offering their most diverse seasons ever. The Dramatists Guild forged a groundbreaking inclusion rider. Things are going in the right direction! But is it enough?
Through an ongoing program dedicated to the nurturing of BIPOC voices, including developmental readings of new works and a quarterly series of Town Hall conversations engaging an inclusive representation of the theater community, TRU affirms its dedication to fostering change in a slow-to-change industry.
The inaugural presentation of the TRU DIVERSITY program initiative (and TRU’s return to live performance): a special free reading in advance of being a selection in The National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina. Monday evening July 25th, 7pm GREENWOOD by Coolidge Harris II directed by Lawrence Floyd produced by Janel C. Scarborough Twists through […]