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5:30pm - 7:30pm EST

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Broadway & Beyond’s first networking event for BIPOC stage managers will include a virtual panel discussion featuring production supervisors, stage managers, and general managers representing organizations including Disney Theatrical Productions, Bespoke Theatricals, Foresight Theatrical, RCI Theatricals, The Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), The Muny (St. Louis), The 5th Avenue Theatre (Seattle), and others. A full list of panelists is below.


Attendance is free, and applicants must register or join the wait list no later than Sunday, December 13 at 11:59pm.

Participation is capped at 75. 


Panelists will be provided with the resumés of all confirmed participants in advance of the event and will engage directly with attendees in small break-out groups. 


J. Philip Bassett

Bonnie Becker

Heather Brose

Jill Cordle

Matthew DiCarlo

Julia Jones

Johnny Milani

Ira Mont

Bonnie Panson

Michael J. Passaro

Kathleen E. Purvis

Thomas Recktenwald

Clifford Schwartz

Rebecca L. Skupin

Rolt Smith

Paul J. Smith

Rick Steiger

Kelsey Tippins

Charlie Underhill

Kim Vernace

101 Productions

321 Theatrical Management

Alliance Theatre

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Bespoke Theatricals

Dallas Theater Center

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Disney Theatrical Group

Foresight Theatrical


RCI Theatricals

The 5th Avenue Theatre


Special Guest Speaker

Kenny Leon

Award Winning Director

KENNY LEON is a Tony® and Obie Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated Broadway and television director, presently directing The Mahalia Jackson Story for Lifetime. Most recently, he directed the Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece A Soldier's Play.  He also directed The Underlying Chris at Second Stage Theatre Company and the acclaimed production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte/Shakespeare in the Park.


Broadway: A Soldier’s Play; American Son; Children of a Lesser God; Holler If Ya Hear Me; A Raisin in the Sun (Tony Award, 2014); The Mountaintop; Stick Fly; August Wilson’s Fences, Gem of the Ocean, and Radio Golf. Off-Broadway: Everybody’s Ruby, Emergence-See! (The Public), Smart People (Second Stage). Television: “American Son” (adapted for Netflix), “Hairspray Live!,” “The Wiz Live!,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Dynasty,” “In My Dreams.” Author, Take You Wherever You Go. Artistic Director Emeritus, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. 

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