Young Artists of Color Invited To Explore Opportunities in A Shared Moment Workshop

Young Artists of Color Invited To Explore Opportunities in A Shared Moment Workshop
Tiffany Evariste, Rebecca Kelly Golfman and Monette McKay

While Broadway has celebrated the 2015-16 season as one of tremendous diversity, and Off-Broadway continues to expand the types of voices heard from its playwrights, thus increasing the diversity of the pool of actors hired, actors of color continue to face a disadvantage in a theatre business that primarily looks at the world through a white lens.

Three black women of the theatre, Tiffany Evariste, Rebecca Kelly Golfman, and Monette McKay are combining their expertise in the arts and activism to help their young colleagues do something about the frequent centering on white narratives and reinforcement of racial stereotypes.

On Tuesday, July 26th from 10am-1pm at Ripley Grier Studios (520 Eighth Avenue) the trio will be hosting "A Shared Moment: Artists of Color Collective," a workshop that will help empower the next generation of artists with the concrete skills and mindset to succeed as a person of color in the arts. The workshop is open to artists of color, ages 12-24.

Evariste can currently be seen in ALADDIN with past credits including Broadway appearances in MOTOWN and MEMPHIS. McKay was also a member of the MEMPHIS cast, along with Broadway appearances in MAMMA MIA! And SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, and can be seen alongside Keke Palmer in the upcoming indie film, "Pimp." With roots in the theatre world, Golfman is a civil rights attorney and social justice educator, currently an Adjunct Professor at Wagner College and Assistant
Director of Education at Girl Be Heard, a female empowerment theatre company. She formerly championed civil rights at The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC.

Utilizing their unique combination of experience, the workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to refine their audition material, connect with performers of color working to make a difference, and engage in an open dialogue on the specific challenges they will face while striving to succeed on the Great White Way.

Click here to visit NYC Artists of Color on Facebook. Those wanting to register for the workshop, and Groups or individuals interested in bringing the workshop to their communities, can email

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