Leslie Odom Jr., Kara Young, Jessica Hecht & Arielle Jacobs Embrace the Season at Drama League Gala

Midtown Manhattan, November 13, 2023:

The evening uplifted the spirits of the New York theatrical community, and honored Broadway producer and Tony Award Winner Jeffrey Richards who is celebrating five decades as a producer and publicist, and is currently represented on Broadway with the revival of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch.

The Drama League opens doors for exceptional stage directors by providing time, resources, and space to work without restriction, while augmenting skills through personalized training…production opportunities… and professional development. The Drama League carefully selects directors whose vision and talent are unparalleled…with a clear commitment to the craft, the field, and audiences. Through its work… The Drama League celebrates the important role theatergoers have in relation to the future of the industry… and champions the impact theater plays in civic life.The Drama League breaks the formidable barriers that impede success in the arts. The League actively works to create a cultural landscape where every artist is considered on their merits. In doing so, they take action to support directors who have traditionally been denied equitable opportunities— including on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. The League is committed to employing anti-racist practices in its work and programs.

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