UPDATE: BLACK THEATRE UNITED IS ACCOMPLISHING A LOT!
“In the quest for better, BTU functions as a catchall for theatre leaders who contact them for guidance, works proactively through different committees on Mentorship, Politics and Political Action, etc., and supports other organizations with their focused efforts.”
Check out this article from PlayBill to see how far they’ve come since June.
Among other amazing aspects, the site is a portal for hiring Black representation on stage, back-stage, and in all aspects of Theatre.
Watch Vanessa Williams, co-founder of Black Theatre United, share more about the efforts of Black Theatre United on GMA.
Read the powerful mission of Black Theatre United: “As members of the Black theatre community, we stand together to help protect Black people, Black talent and Black lives of all shapes and orientations in theatre and communities across the country. Our voices are united to empower our community through activism in the pursuit of justice and equality for the betterment of all humanity. We will not be silent. We will be seen. We will be heard. We are here. Join us.”
Watch This Amazing BTU Town Hall, Featuring Stacey Abras and Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean, moderated by Viola Davis: