New York Theatre Barn will host A Seat at the Table: A Panel on Inclusivity in the Theatre on Monday, October 19th, 2020 at 7PM EDT. The live virtual round table presentation will serve as a benefit for the non-profit organization that has served as a home for original musicals since 2007.
Through a robust conversation, moderated by New York Theatre Barn’s own Héctor Flores, Jr. (President of Theatre Barn Records, a new imprint of Broadway Records), acclaimed leaders of the American Theatre will discuss the obstacles and opportunities that the theatre community is currently facing. Together, they will take up space to collectively investigate, inspire, and ignite the future of the performing arts. New York Theatre Barn is committed to creating a safe space to have uncomfortable conversations comfortably, and believes that there is a place for all of us at the table of the American Theatre.
Joining Flores at the table will be industry leaders Kirsten Childs (Obie Award-winning writer), Ken Davenport (Tony Award-winning Broadway producer), Joe Iconis (Tony Award nominated Musical Theatre writer), Baayork Lee (Tony Award-winning performer/director/choreographer), Jerry Mitchell (Two-time Tony Award-winning director/choreographer), Daniel J. Watts (Veteran Broadway performer), and Stephanie Ybarra (Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage).
To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite. Tickets for the benefit will be Pay-What-You-Can with a minimum suggested donation of $5-$50. $100 ticket donors will receive a live acknowledgment from a panelist of their choosing. $150 ticket donors will have access to post-event VIP virtual cocktail rooms with the panelists. Lastly, $250+ donors will have a pre-recorded video question read and answered by the panelists during the event.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.
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