Off Off-Broadway Establishes Independent Theater Fund

  • February 22nd, 2012

Mabou Mines, The Living Theatre, PS 122, HERE Arts Center, the Amoralists and the Tectonic Theater Project are among nearly 50 Off Off-Broadway theatre companies that have aligned to help establish the Independent Theater Fund. The Off Off-Broadway advocacy organization the League of Independent Theater is behind the initiative that will deduct 5 cents from…

The Harlem Renaissance: Public Radio Special

  • February 3rd, 2012

Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) During the Harlem Renaissance, music, religion, and spirituality were connected—not only in the church, but also in the jazz club. The public radio special “The Harlem Renaissance: Music, Religion, and the Politics of Race” combines music, archival audio, and guest commentary to explore this fascinating period in African-American history….

Asian-Americans missing from Broadway, study finds

  • February 2nd, 2012

Minorities’ share of stage roles in prominent city productions has grown, but Asians are stuck at 2%, despite comprising 13% of the population. Crain’s New York Business By Miriam Kreinin Souccar Despite record numbers of new productions being mounted on Broadway in recent years, some minority performers feel left out in the cold. A report…

The Business of Broadway

  • January 10th, 2012

Alicia Keys, Kenny Leon, Lydia Diamond and others represent the new look of Broadway by Carolyn M. Brown Posted: December 7, 2011 Alicia Keys Presents Stick Fly reads the marquee on Broadway’s Cort Theater. The 14-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and the play, written by African American playwright Lydia R. Diamond about a well-to-do black family…

Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema

  • January 6th, 2012

MOMA January 6–16, 2012 “Kapoor’s singular and gargantuan talent subsumes a variety of influences and affinities—[Charles] Chaplin, Frank Capra, Orson Welles—with even a touch of Russ Meyer apparent in the later work. At times, his oeuvre recalls the work of a 19th-century European literary giant whose sympathy for the underdog, protean activity, inexhaustible energy and…

A Message from Executive Director Sharon Jensen

  • December 21st, 2011

As a longstanding friend of Inclusion in the Arts, we know you share our commitment to full inclusion in theatre, film and television. For 25 years, by creating opportunities, forging partnerships, and designing specific programs to assist both decision makers and artists in the implementation of diverse, inclusive policies and practices, we have substantively expanded…


  • November 30th, 2011

News From the Blue Room FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR- 425-11 November 29, 2011 “It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my friend and advisor Matt Sapolin, who has led the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities for over nine years. “New York City is the freest city in the freest…

The Fox Writer’s Intensive Launched

  • October 20th, 2011

“The Fox Writer’s Intensive (“FWI”) is a highly selective writer’s initiative, held at the Fox Studios in Los Angeles, CA, from February 2012 through May 2012. The Intensive is designed to introduce experienced writers with unique voices, backgrounds, life and professional experiences that reflect the diverse perspectives of the audiences we create for to a…

2011 TONY Honor: Advocating for Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry

  • June 10th, 2011

By Andy Buck The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, the primary advocate for full inclusion of artists of color and performers with disabilities throughout the entertainment industry, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this season. And what better way than to accept a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre for its years of groundbreaking…