What Can I Do?

"What can I do?" That is a question I ask myself constantly when it comes to the lack of diversity that I see in theater, on screen, and in design. "What can I do?" There are things that I have done that I think are helpful. Giving words of support, drawing attention towards shows and work that embrace diversity, and supporting the artists who are working on those shows through text, Kickstarter, and word of mouth. "What can I do?" I continue to see companies cast all white. They have their reasons, but to me, it is a lost opportunity and the reasons, quite frankly, are lazy. There is more that I can do. The actions that I have taken before are helpful but not enough. "What can I do?"

LOOKING FORWARD: Chicago Shows We're Excited To See

Continuing our support of productions that embrace inclusion for artists and audiences, below are shows that you can buy tickets to THIS WEEK that we feel are moving our community in the right direction. Let your wallet do the talking. Buy tickets to shows that celebrate inclusion.​ Then write to producers and tell them you want to see more of it. Decision makers are led by numbers and this is one way we can all make a difference. 2nd Story presents When Things Finally Clicked Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, Curated by Megan Schuchman Playing February 24 at Mayne Stage 1330 W Morse Chicago, IL Join us for a special evening of storytelling featuring four brand-new stories. From learning to

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