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Hamilton: Marginalized Representation in Casting (Part Two)

We’re BACK!  How are we? Hanging on by a thread? I’m just going to assume that everyone reading this is in the same boat: counting the seconds until the end […]

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Session 3: Disrupting Performance Practice Traditions

From Dr. Cuyler- Stereotypes: Disruption and Reflection Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defined stereotype as something conforming to a fixed or general pattern especially a standardized mental picture that members of a […]

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Session 2: Spreading Art That Advocates for Change

From Garrett What if one day, someone told you that everything you knew to be true was a lie? How would you react to understanding that the things you believe […]

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Session 1: Disrupting Traditional Organizational Practice

This month the EXCEL Lab is THRILLED to be partnering with the Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research on a three-part online symposium entitled […]

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Marginalized Representation in Casting (Part One)

Last weekend my friends and I held a presentation party. For any of you who aren’t familiar with them, presentation parties are arguably the worst thing to come out of […]

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Coloring Outside the Lines: A Look Into Color-Conscious, Colorblind, and For Us By Us Casting Practices

“A not so fair My Fair Lady.” That was the title of the review that I most remember from my first experience in professional theater. As a sophomore in college, […]

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Intersectionality in the Arts

The week of November 16th was a crazy time. The last week of classes before Thanksgiving break is a struggle in a normal semester, but with fall break being canceled […]