We are so excited to report how the efforts of our committee continue to take root in our organization, and the exciting growth that we have experienced in this area as we continue to emerge from the pandemic. Last spring co-chairs Elizabeth Quinones and E. Dale Smith-Gallo represented our theatre at the inaugural AAPI Lantern Lighting […]
Audition Response and Casting As we have begun to move back into live, in-person performances, we have seen a significant uptick in the number of BIPOC actors (and a self-identified neuro-diverse actor) at our auditions. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee thrilled to announce that a full third of each of our first two casts have been
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee has continued to work through the Fall and Winter as we strive to create a more welcoming and inclusive Studio Playhouse for all of the communities in Montclair and the surrounding areas. Our diverse, 11-Member team continues to hold discussions with members of other arts organizations and look for ways to
Realizing that Studio Players has not yet truly done the work necessary to increase the diversity of our audiences, membership, talent pool, volunteer base, and board, our new Diversity & Inclusion Committee has convened to identify practical and systemic roadblocks to diversifying and to create strategies that will allow us to overcome these challenges through better practices.
In response to recent events, Studio Players acknowledges that we have fallen short in our efforts to diversify our company and welcome people of all backgrounds into our programming and our ranks. However, we are determined to become part of the solution. We are reframing this time of quarantine as an opportunity to examine and correct
Happy Pride from Everyone at Studio! We value the diversity of our community and strive to tell stories that reflect the events, emotions, and accomplishments of all people in our communities. Even though we are unable to celebrate together this year, we will proudly display our pride flag as we celebrate with you in spirit.
As local and national tensions rise, Studio Players wants to affirm our commitment to making sure all members of the community feel not only safe and welcome, but explicitly invited and supported in our organization. Diverse stories and representation can only broaden and deepen our lives and the power of the work we strive to do. We