Diversity in Theatre

BBC Entertainment News recently examined calls for greater diversity in theatre.   

Read the whole article here

Talawa's Artistic Drector Michael Buffong said

"What we need is different people to reflect different aspects of the same world, otherwise we have this very narrow viewpoint. The idea of more initiatives and training is so over. There's a wealth of people who just need the opportunity to work."

He went further, adding:

"change the gatekeepers, because that's where the power is"

Dawn Walton of Eclipse agreed, saying that boards were:

"doing the same thing over and over again ... but the country has shifted".

Matthew Xia says that theatre has:

"gone backwards in so many ways".

Don Warrington urged that we:

"need to wake up our consciences"

Do you agree or disagree?

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