The partnership will see Black Theatre Coalition fellows working on an upcoming Black Broadway Men play reading.
Shelley was formerly the artistic director of the House Theatre of Chicago.
The leading talent agency has joined with the advocacy organization to create a pipeline for aspiring Black talent reps.
8 young theatre workers will be paid $50,000 for a year of learning on the job with Broadway shows and companies.
The producing fellows will join a larger class of fellows across the theatre industry.
Productions can earn the credit by signing on for qualified programs.
The program, a collaboration between Broadway Across America and the Black Theatre Coalition, will give hands-on training in marketing and administration.
The company is offering a total of 48 fellowships in 20 different areas of the theatre field.
Most theatres recognize that all-white seasons and casts are wrong. So why are administration, management, and staff still so homogeneous?
BTC lays out specific plans to increase work opportunities for Black theatre professionals by 500% over the next 10 years.