"That's what is at the heart of this show. It's about whether you can keep faith when you are made to feel alone. And it reminds us that that is how power structures try to maintain control. By making you feel like you’re walking alone in the darkness even when your partner is right there at your back. And this is why I wish I wasn't the only woman directing a musical on Broadway this season.
There are so many women who are ready to go. There are so many artists of color who are ready to go. And we need to see that racial diversity and gender diversity reflected in our critical establishment, too. This is not a pipeline issue. It is a failure of imagination by a field whose job is to imagine the way the world could be. So let's do it.”
- Rachel Chavkin after winning Best Director for Hadestown at The TONY Awards 2019
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Determined to create radical, collaborative, rightfully inclusive art that inspires resilience and helps people feel they're not alone.
I stand by institutions and artists that prioritize: women, people of color, and queer and trans folks on both sides of the table, fostering new work, and community outreach.
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