The Theatre Leadership Project was created during the pandemic to make changes in the theatre world by installing BIPOC leadership in the industry. The group had its first in-person event Monday, October 24th at the Brooklyn Chop House in New York City’s Times Square. Actress Erika Alexander and film producer Lee Daniels were amongst a group of attendees that included Fellows; Founders; Advisory Council members, including Aalithya Stevens and Olivier Sultan; funders Darren Johnston, Dessie Moynihan and Robert E. Wankel; and Warren Adams and Orin Wolf from TTLP partners Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) and The Prince Fellowship Director.
Barbara Broccoli, Alecia Parker, Patrick Daly and Travis LeMont Ballenger established TTLP in 2020 and they have raised more than $1 million to support their fellows and placed six in Broadway general management firms for training in general management and company management. Fellows have worked on Broadway shows including To Kill A Mockingbird, Kinky Boots, Macbeth and Some Like It Hot.
“The work of building a more welcoming, inclusive and fair industry doesn’t happen alone. We are in need of community to sustain the change we seek to make, so we are fortunate to be doing this work hand in hand with partners who are dedicated to long term change,” said TTLP Program Manager Leah Harris. “We are proud of the work our fellows are accomplishing and are eager to continue following and supporting their success.”
TTLP is currently raising money for the addition of a stage management program. For more information check out their official website.