In LA – A Loss Of Theatrical Diversity

Los Angeles’ largest theatre cuts its major program to encourage diversity in the theatre. So what is lost? “To what extent did the initiatives that came about in the ’80s and ’90s lead to diversification of the management staffs of theaters? In the past two years some important artistic director jobs opened on the national scene. How many people of color were on the short list for the jobs? How many women? How many women and people of color who were not right for the jobs, or not available, were brought in to be a part of the process? Did board members ask about diversity as they put together their wish lists? Did women board members ask these questions? Did board members of color ask?”