Black women on a mission to make the Oscars (and theater) not so White

Destinee Rea and Tia DeShazor met at an audition filled with black women, who, though competing for the same role, were supportive of each other. The women decided to transport that energy by creating BOLD. “We want to break down the scarcity mentality and to really be one-another’s allies,” explained co-founder DeShazor. The women and […]

Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Eclipsed’ rooted 6 years ago at Yale

Eclipsed : Tony Nominees Pascale Armand, Lupita Nyong'o and Saycon Sengbloh (Photo by Joan Marcus)

When the 2016 Tony nominations were announced, they displayed something that the 2016 Academy Awards did not: diversity. While the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag went viral on social media, artists of color celebrated dozens of Tony nominations. Eclipsed was one of those productions, which was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Performance by an […]