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Frontiers of Enterprise

Sculpting a more diverse future in theater

Creators and dreamers from our diverse communities

In this episode 4 stories

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Seeing the light: lighting designer Mitchell Frazier

As the resident lighting director at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, he brings to his work a fascination with the behind-the-scenes magic of theater and a commitment to telling the story using light.

Listen 13 mins
The journey of a Black stage manager on Broadway

One of Broadway’s most sought-after stage managers, Lisa Dawn Cave has helped to create a new professional networking organization for stage managers of color. She talks about her journey from dancer to stage manager to activist.

Read 5 mins
Critic turns focus from stage to state of the industry

Jose Solís is helping to bring greater diversity to Broadway one person at a time. From making open invitations to watch Broadway shows to organizing digital workshops, his goal is to welcome more people who look like him into the world of performing arts.

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Stage manager Salima Seale: Representation is important

Salima Seale, a freelance stage manager based in the Twin Cities, believes in the power of story to represent human experience. Often the only person of color working backstage, she is one of those working behind the curtains to bring stories to life.