Diversity consultants help organizations identify and implement diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives. These professionals serve as an objective information source for an employer that wants to learn where they have room for improvement in their D&I efforts. Reputable consultants will have experience in the field and testimonials so you can gauge whether they're a fit for your theatre.
Actors’ Equity Association provides this consultant list a service to employers. Inclusion on this website does not imply any endorsement of these consultants. Furthermore, inclusion does not indicate that these consultants comply with particular licensure or certification requirements. Employers are responsible for investigating consultant viability as it pertains to federal mandates and state licensure requirements, and/or employer needs.
If you like to make a recommendation for an addition to the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultant affiliations and/or additional consultant specialties are included where noted.
* indicates past consultancy work with Equity.
Ann James*, Founder, Intimacy Directors of Color
Brandon Michael Nase
Carmen Morgan, Founder and Executive Director, ArtEquity | Recipient of Equity’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee 2020 Paul Robeson Award
Claudia Alick*, Consultant on Intersectional Inclusion
Donatella Galella, Consultant on Asian American Identity and Inclusion
Ebony Noelle Golden
Geoffrey Jackson Scott
Jennifer Lord, Consultant on Natural Hair
Jerrilyn Lanier, Consultant on Hair & Make-Up
Josephine Kearns*, Consultant on Gender - Queer, Intersex and Trans Identities
Kaja Dunn*, Consultant on Inclusive Theatrical Education
Marisa Kennedy, Founder, The Diversity Editor | Consultant on Script Coverage and Inclusion Training for Creatives & Leaders
Mauricio Salgado, Core Facilitator, ArtEquity
Nissy Aya, Core Facilitator, ArtEquity
Tavia Rivee Jefferson
Victor Vazquez, CSA; Founder, X Casting
An open database of theatre gender consultants, compiled by Shira Helena Gitlin, is available here.