TTLP invests in mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations at the forefront of leadership change in our industry. Our partnerships encompass both enhanced financial and programmatic resources, along with industry-wide connections for the fellows through our Founding Members and Advisory Council
They identified the disparity between the growing inclusivity onstage, versus the almost non-existence of Black professionals offstage. They invited their colleague, Reggie Van Lee, (Chief Transformation Officer of the Carlyle Group) to join them as Co-Founder and Chairman of The Board. Black Theatre Coalition was founded by T. Oliver Reid and Warren Adams during the Summer of 2019. COO of Spotco Aalithya Stevens is a board member, Afton Battle is the Executive Strategist and Tamica Clanton is Digital Marketing Strategist.
BTC’s mission is to remove the “ILLUSION OF INCLUSION” in the American Theatre, by building a sustainable ethical roadmap that will increase employment opportunities for Black theatre professionals. Our vision is to reshape the working ecosystem for those who have been marginalized by systemically racist and biased ideology. https://blacktheatrecoalition.org/
This scholarship program aims to support the next generation of theater leaders of color by providing direct financial contributions to help ease the burden of attending higher education learning institutions, as well as offering mentorship, leadership workshops, and an expenses-paid trip to New York City. The scholarship is created and run in partnership with Broadway Advocacy Coalition.