Introducing the Shubert Advocacy Series

March 29, 2021

The Shubert Organization has just launched the Shubert Advocacy Series, a new video project that aims to give a platform to organizations, so that their voices, missions and experiences can be heard.

Shubert recognizes that in order to make a real difference in our industry, we need to actively listen to the organizations asking for change, so that we can in fact change for the better. In this series of compelling and engaging conversations, Shubert plans to talk with a varied group of organizations, large and small, who are working to affect positive movement on Broadway and the American theatre.

In this first video, Shubert's own Chanelle Cotton chats with Amber Iman and Britton Smith from Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Zane Mark and Kenny Seymour from MUSE, and Adam Hyndman and Cynthia J. Tong from The Industry Standard Group.

The second video features Vanessa Williams and LaChanze from Black Theatre United, Victor Vazquez from X Casting NYC, and Brandon Michael Nase and Tiana Okoye from Broadway for Racial Justice.

The third video features Pun Bandhu and Angel Desai from Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC), Mandi Jo John and Daphnee McMaster from Black Theatre Girl Magic, and Gabrielle Jackson and Julie Ouellette from The Joy Jackson Initiative.

The fourth video features Keenan Scott II, playwright of Thoughts of a Colored Man, and Michael R. Jackson, playwright of A Strange Loop.

The fifth video features the core members of Shubert’s Artistic Circle Program, producers Victoria Detres, Lawryn LaCroix, Bryan Joseph Lee, Sammy Lopez and Danny Marin.

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