Daily Beast: Broadway’s Women of Color on Confronting Racism—and Reshaping Theater

Christine Toy Johnson, chair of Equity’s National EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) Committee, recognizes the phenomenon of some producers and directors treating diversity as a box-ticking exercise, although she likes to think it may lead to more diverse casting. “If we get into the room both physically and philosophically, the teams of writers and directors and everyone else have to be open to seeing us and giving fair consideration to us.”

However, she added, “It’s maddening we’re still having to express why the American landscape of storytelling should reflect the American landscape of human beings.” READ MORE