The Shubert Organization's Artistic Circle, an initiative to bring more BIPOC producers into the commercial American theatre, is now accepting applications for 2023.
In 2022, the first year of the program, the organization—as part of its ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported five producers who have developed an impressive range of work: Victoria Detres, Lawryn LaCroix, Bryan Joseph Lee, Sammy Lopez, and Danny Marin. New producers are added yearly.
For 2023, the program will provide three BIPOC producers in the early-to-mid-stages of their careers with financial assistance for their project, space for readings and workshops, office space in the theatre district, consultation sessions with a general manager, roundtables and networking events, career and project mentorship, and access to theatre tickets and industry events.
Applicants must have a project that is geared toward the commercial arena (Broadway and Off-Broadway) and already in process with a clear development plan and timeline.
BIPOC producers interested in being considered should send the following to [email protected] by November 14: a résumé and short description of personal philosophy and goals; a description of the project, its development history, and plans for the future; and a letter of recommendation from a theatre professional. New members will be announced in early January.