Bringing Black Theatre Into The Mainstream

Lately, it’s become fashionable to say that there is a “renaissance of black theatre” underway in the UK. Certainly, black playwrights are having an easier time getting their work produced, thanks in part to the renewed emphasis placed on diversity by the UK Arts Council. But one good year may not a renaissance make, and there is still a palpable sense within the industry that minority works represent a risk for companies choosing to produce them.