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City of Raleigh Recognizes RDU on Stage

"We, as an organization of volunteers, are so grateful and completely overwhelmed to be recognized," said Lauren Van Hemert, RDU on Stage's founder. "Honestly, 'hero' doesn’t feel quite right because there is so much more work to be done." Read more about the Medal of Arts here.

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12 Triangle Area Black Theater Companies

There are lots of ways to support equity and inclusion on our Triangle stages. One way is to learn about black theater companies in our area, support black and brown artists and theater-makers by showing up to readings, workshops, and productions, or make a donation.

RENT’S Aiyana Smash is Living La Vie Bohéme

In 1996, Jonathan Larson’s rock musical RENT opened on Broadway and became a phenomenon. This week, the national tour returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center, opening the hearts and minds of a new generation of theatergoers and performers, including 20-year-old Aiyana Smash who plays Mimi. Read what she has to say about the show and experience.

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Live Chat with NCCU’s Stephanie Howard (Dr. Asabi)

North Carolina Central University is co-producing VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE as part of THE 19TH AMENDMENT PROJECT. Hear what NCCU's Stephanie Howard (Dr. Asabi) has to say about the project, systemic racism within college theater MFA programs, and more.

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TORN: Theater on Racist Negativity – Week Nine

TORN (Theater on Racist Negativity) was launched in June 2020 by RDU on Stage and Juan Isler to address equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within the Triangle theater community. Each week, a diverse panel discusses issues on race in an effort to nurture, engage, and educate. Juan Isler moderates.