FROM THE BLOG
The American Theatre suffers from a lack of representation. While significant strides have been made in the past and continuing into the present—from allowing women to perform alongside men in the 1660s to the recent production of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening in 2015—this slow-burning revolution has yet to wholly transform the artform into the inclusive platform it can and must become.
Representation in theatre, and in the larger cultural and global narrative, remains a critical conversation that requires action. It requires performance. It requires breaking down inequities in the casting and producing room. All audiences need to recognize themselves and their stories on stages, screens and beyond.