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87 theatre workers
Have started new jobs as
of major theatres around the country.
There are currently 9 artistic directorships waiting to be filled.
Bay Area theatre artists and producers Rebecca Novick and Evren Odcikin have been tracking the demographic data of who is being hired—a project Odcikin calls “data-driven and thoughtful troublemaking.”
Here are their findings and analysis, as told to American Theatre senior editor Diep Tran.
Rebecca Novick is a director and producer based in the SF Bay Area. She was the founder of Crowded Fire Theater Company and the associate artistic director at California Shakespeare Theater.
Evren Odcikin is a director, adapter, and producer based in San Francisco. He is a founder of Maia Directors, a consulting firm for artists and organizations engaging with stories from the Middle East and beyond.