NEW YORK: Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 2022 Rising Leaders of Color program (RLC) will form a cohort of six exceptionally talented early-career leaders of color based in Pittsburgh, the site of TCG’s first in-person conference since 2019. The RLC program will provide practical skills-building with professional connections and opportunities to develop empowering relationships and navigate a career as a BIPOC leader in theatre.
“More than ever, as this country wrestles with its legacy of racism and inaction, it is essential to uplift and support BIPOC leaders who have exhibited their commitment to creating a more just society,” Emilya Cachapero, TCG’s director of grant making programs, said in a statement. “Pittsburgh has a vibrant arts community, and we’re looking forward to highlighting a talented group of BIPOC leaders based in this community.”
RLC activities will run May 2022 through June 2023, and will take place both online and in-person. Activities will include individual coaching, full cohort meetings, and professional development webinars on topics selected for the specific needs of the cohort. Additionally, professional development workshops and events will take place in Pittsburgh during the 2022 TCG National Conference June 14-19.
The deadline to apply for the 2022 RLC program is April 19 at 6 p.m. Eastern.
Since 2016, the Rising Leaders of Color Program has brought national recognition to cohorts of early-career leaders, created a learning space for affinity and accountability, and expanded the network of empowering relationships with leaders across the country. Leadership is defined broadly to include folks working in all areas of the theatre field, including but not limited to acting, administration, craft areas, design, directing, dramaturgy, literary management, producing, stage management, technical production, and theatre criticism/journalism.
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