[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Diversity in the Arts” with Arvind Ethan David, Aisha Jackson, Douglas Lyons, and Melvin Tunstall III

One of the things about this year’s Super Conference that put a smile on my face was that our Diversity panel was the most highly attended. 

To see people standing on the stairs without an open seat in the house got me excited for our future.  Because, as our panelists in the video will tell you (Arvind Ethan David, Aisha Jackson, Douglas Lyons, and Melvin Tunstall III), we’re making some progress, but we’ve got a long way to go to increase the level of diversity in our industry.  

What can we do to get more TheaterMakers of color represented?  What can we do to increase gender parity?  What can we do to increase opportunities for TheaterMakers with disabilities?

You’ll hear specific action items and takeaways for all of these questions and more in this video.


(And stay tuned for a new video every single day, right here in this space.  Tomorrow, Broadway General Managers Adam Hess, Margaret Skoglund, Charlotte Wilcox, and Broadway Producer Brian Moreland will give you tips on budgeting on their panel, Budgeting For Every Stage of Development. Subscribe here to get it emailed to you.)

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