British theatre urged to 'completely rebuild' to improve diversity


Actor behind Blackstage UK web series says pandemic offers opportunity to address structural racism in arts

British theatre needs to be “completely rebuilt” in the wake of Covid-19 to make it more accessible to people from diverse backgrounds, according to the director of a web series about the challenges facing people of colour in the industry.

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The actor Gabrielle Brooks started Blackstage UK in response to the various pledges to address structural racism in the arts, and says she believes the pandemic has presented institutions with the perfect opportunity to restructure.

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