Message from the Board President: Inclusion in the Arts Closes After 31 Years of Service

  • March 1st, 2018

Dear Friends of Inclusion in the Arts:   It is with bittersweet pride that I announce, on behalf of my peers on the Board of Directors, that the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts ceased operations as of December 2017 and is in the process of dissolving its 501c3 organization legal status.   Established in…

Oscar Winner James Earl Jones Receives the Inclusion in the Arts ‘Champion of Diversity Award’

  • July 15th, 2013

Linda Earle, President of Inclusion in the Arts, Honoree James Earl Jones, Host Loreen Arbus & Presenter Courtney B. Vance. Congratulations to James Earl Jones, the true Alpha Dog. What is an “alpha dog?” By definition, an alpha dog is someone who is seen as brave, confident, strong and successful in his or her own right….

Courtney B. Vance presents James Earl Jones with Inclusion in the Arts’ Champion of Diversity Award July 9, 2013

  • July 11th, 2013

James Earl Jones (l), Courtney B. Vance (r) Photo by Ric Kallaher  (New York, New York, July 11, 2013) – Inclusion in the Arts’ Champion of Diversity award was presented Tuesday, November 9, to JAMES EARL JONES at the home of host Loreen Arbus in New York City At a ceremony presented by Inclusion in the Arts…

Backstage Experts “3 Things Actors Should Know About Race on Stage” by Harvey Young

  • June 18th, 2013

On occasion, someone—usually a friend in the arts—will tell me, “I don’t see race.” It’s a well-meaning comment expressing, perhaps, a commitment to seeing people as individuals and not as stereotypes. Of course, it is almost impossible not to “see race” in the performing arts. The centrality of vision in theater structures almost every aspect… “THE PENALTY” Q&A preview with Artistic Director, Actor & Producer Gregg Mozgala

  • June 11th, 2013

What is your show about? Inspired by the 1920 Lon Chaney silent film of the same name, The Penalty is the story of a legless criminal who has sworn revenge on the doctor who wrongfully amputated his legs as a child. When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why? The…

Push Girls, Ironside & My Gimpy Life

  • May 31st, 2013

Images of people with disabilities are finally starting to appear on regularly scheduled television shows. First, The Sundance Channel launched “Push Girls.” This docudrama is about four ladies who are wheelchair-users that live in LA–portrayed by actresses with authentic disabilities. Then there is NBC’s “Ironside,” which is about a disabled police officer. Yet, Blair Underwood,…

New selection process for Kennedy Center Honors is announced

  • May 20th, 2013

The Kennedy Center announced Thursday revisions to the selection process for the annual Kennedy Center Honors after a seven-month internal review of how artists are chosen for the annual awards ceremony. The Kennedy Center hopes to bring greater transparency to a selection process that has been largely opaque in past years. Last year, some national…

Join Washington National Opera for M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park!

  • May 9th, 2013

This is a “First” !!!  The live broadcast will be shown on the jumbotron that usually serves as a scoreboard during a game.  The Captioning will be showing right up there on the jumbotron!!!!!! You’ll be able to see it from any seat in the stadium or in the outfield (where many people sit to…

Regal is having nearly 6,000 screens equipped this month with closed-captioning glasses developed by Sony.

  • May 8th, 2013

By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times Raymond Smith Jr. has been trying for nearly two decades to make the movie industry listen to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing. This month, the senior executive at Regal Entertainment Group will come closer to his goal. His company, the nation’s largest theater chain, will…

Introducing the RESIDENT THEATER PROGRAM at Victory Gardens

  • May 8th, 2013

For the last 38 years, Victory Gardens has worked to become an artistic home for Chicago’s diverse communities. Whether cultivating new voices (Ignition Festival, Playwright’s Ensemble) or developing public programming to reach new audiences (Dig Deeper, Access Project, Fresh Squeezed), we aspire to represent and dialogue with the city’s population through its stage. Through the Resident…