Inside the Reopening of Broadway: A conversation with Lynn Nottage, Douglas Lyons, and Antoinette Nwandu

Broadway will finally reopen this fall to a world unmistakably changed. Significant events including the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 and the murder of George Floyd have resulted in an ongoing racial reconciliation. Two big questions have loomed for the Broadway community - when will theaters be opening again and how would it address concerns about the lack of racial representation on stage? Some progress is being made this fall season with the opening of seven new plays by Black playwrights. This is a significant advancement in addressing the inequity and lack of diversity on Broadway.

Lynn Nottage, playwright and Associate Professor of Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts, along with playwrights Douglas Lyons (Chicken & Biscuits) and Antoinette Nwandu (Pass Over) will join in a discussion about their upcoming new plays on Broadway and its reopening.

This program is co-sponsored by Columbia Alumni Association Arts Access and Columbia University School of the Arts.

This program is free but you do need to register (Click HERE)

September 21, 2021 at 11:00am - 12pm