BLACK THEATRE UNITED was proud to host this remarkable and historic collaboration. It is an important first step to reopening our industry with a bright spotlight focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging for Black professionals in the arts. Though one of many initiatives created by Black, BIPOC and allied organizations since the death of George Floyd, BTU’s Summit is the first to bring together all areas of our industry from theatre owners, producers, creatives, casting and unions. We are grateful to all those who have worked diligently with us for the last six months and to all those who committed to the principles of this document by signing their names to it. Special thanks to our collaborators Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow from the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at NYU School of Law for their facilitation, EDIAB training for all participants, and drafting of the New Deal.
If you are interested in becoming a signatory to Black Theatre United’s New Deal for Broadway: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging for the Theatrical Industry, please click HERE.
For all other inquiries regarding the “New Deal” document please click HERE.