Diversity: Disability & Representation

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Last week, I attended a panel on diversity, disability, and representation in theatre. I’ve written about diversity before, but there is so much to learn and discuss about it, so I continue to write about it. The panelists were Ryan J. Haddad, Laura Savia, Chris Lopes, Katy Sullivan, and Michael Arden, who brought a wide range of personal experience with disabilities to the conversation, from cerebral palsy to Down Syndrome....

Diversity on Broadway: Tony Noms

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Tony nominations were announced last week, which means Broadway has officially caught Tony fever, and I have officially gone into spreadsheet mode. With countless statistics on nominees and winners, the Tonys are a gold mine for finding concise information on diversity both on stage and behind the scenes of Broadway.  I looked at the diversity for all of the shows in the 2016-17 Broadway season a few weeks ago, but this...

Diversity on Broadway

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Representation is important. I will repeat this as many times as it is necessary for you to understand it. Representation. Is. Important. As a straight white woman, I fully recognize my societal privilege. But women are still neither treated nor represented equally, and this needs to change. I decided to do a little bit of research on diversity on Broadway and see where the theatre industry is falling short.  I compiled...