What is the Theatre Industry Doing to Reach Black Audiences?

Aug 8, 2012


 




"Black Audiences Should Feel Included Rather than Targeted: What Is the Theatre Industry Doing to Reach Them?"

by Tamika Sayles
Black Voices Pop Culture
The Huffington Post
August 5, 2012

 

 

"To understand why there are so few audience members of color in our theatres, we have to understand why there are so few works by artists of color in our theatres, which in turn means we have to understand why there are so few artists and administrators of color in our offices, and why our boards look so homogenous, and why almost all of our major theatre companies are historically white-run and produce historically white work from a historically white canon."

Clayton Lord, ArtsJournal.com

 

This blog looks at tactics that theaters are incorporating a number of tactics to attack Black audiences, including celebrity casting and nontraditional casting. The blog also encourages the arts to go beyond superficial tactics and delve into core issues.