Resources* 

*If you have a database to add please email me at ariellaserur@gmail.com. 

RING OF KEYS is a national network and database of queer women, trans, and gender non-conforming artists working on and offstage in musical theatre.

THE LIST includes the results of our annual industry survey of excellent new plays by woman, trans, and non-binary playwrights. It is a tool for producers committed to ending the systemic underrepresentation of woman, trans, and non-binary playwrights in the American theater.

MAESTRA provides support, visibility, and community for the women who make the music in the musical theater industry. Our membership is made up of female-identifying, non-binary, and gender non-conforming composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, rehearsal pianists and other musicians who are an underrepresented minority in musical theater.

​Parity Productions is the only New York theatre company that ensures they fill at least 50% of the creative roles on our own productions—directors, playwrights, and designers—with women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists. Click the site for their ever-growing database of women and TGNC playwrights, directors, and designers working in professional theatre in New York City.

Copied from Parity Productions' Website

  • Asian American Stage Directors - Google Sheet; Self-populated. Send additions or corrections to Peter J. Kuo (contact info inside).

  • Black Female Theatre Directors - Created by Jocelyn Bioh. Google Sheet; Self-populated.

  • Black Women Directors - List and profiles of Black women and non-binary filmmakers. Created by Danielle A. Scruggs. Website.

  • Deaf Talent Directory - Created/moderated by Tyrone Giordano. Google Sheet; View-only.

  • Deaf Theatre Artists and ASL Interpreters (Access Issues and Solutions) - Google Doc; Self-populated.

  • Disabled Actors - Largest database of disabled actors in the United States, privately managed by Disability Inclusion Consultant Christine Bruno. Contact her at BrunoDisabilityInclusion@gmail.com or visit BrunoDisabilityInclusion.com for casting inquiries and her full range of services.

  • Diverse Dramaturgs: Racially, Ethnically, Culturally - Created/administered by Martine Kei Green-Rogers and LMDA. Google Sheet; View-only.

  • Free the Work - A curated talent discovery platform for underrepresented creators in film. Created by Alma Har'el. Website.

  • Indigenous Artist Network - Native American, Alaskan Native, First Nations, Indigenous, and Aboriginal individuals in theatre. Google Sheet; View-only.

  • Indigenous Direction - For companies and artists who want to create accurate work about, for, and with Indigenous Peoples. Created/ran by Larissa FastHorse and Ty Defoe.

  • Latinx Designers - Working, self-identified Latinx Designers compiled by Latinx Theatre Commons. Also available at https://howlround.com/latinx-theatre-commons.

  • Latinx Stage Artistic Personnel - Google Sheet from Form responses; View-only.

  • Latinx Stage Managers - Google Sheet from Form responses; View-only.

  • Latinx Theater Directors - Lists only active directors with at least 2 fully-realized productions in the past five years, or recent experience in new or devised work. Google Sheet; View-only.

  • Latinx Theatre Scholars - Google Sheet from Form responses; View-only.

  • Maia Directors - For organizations and artists engaging with stories from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA). Includes a performer database. Created/ran by Kareem Fahmy, Evren Odcikin, Megan Sandberg-Zakian, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh.

  • The Mix - A new play resource list highlighting new and underproduced plays that feature casts of intersectional and intersecting social identities. Website; Curated by Steppenwolf.

  • The No Excuses List - Women/Non-Binary/Two Spirit Dramaturgs of Color. Google Sheet; View-only.

  • POC Theatre Designers and Technicians - Created and curated by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. Google Sheet; Self-populated. Includes "Other Lists and Links" tab curated by Megan Sandberg-Zakian.

  • Primetime - An inclusive and supportive network and database of women working in the Film, TV, and Commercial Industries across pre-production, production and post-production. By ‘women,’ we mean all women (trans, intersex, and cis); all those who experience oppression as women (including non-binary and gender non-conforming people), and all those who identify as women. Web-hosted database; by membership only. Created/ran by Veritas Sine Metu (UK-based).​

  • South Asian Theater Artists - Theatre artists from the South Asian diaspora. Google Sheet; self-populated. Curated by Natasha Sinha. Includes "Other resources!" tab curated by Roger Tang.

  • The T List - Transgender Professionals in Theatre, Film, Television, Music, and New Media. Created by Shakina Nayfack. Google Sheet; Self-populated.

  • Trans* Theater Makers List - Trans, gender non-conforming, and gender variant theater professionals. Created by Calvin Anderson. Google Sheet; Self-populated.

  • WE EXIST - Female and/or trans playwrights. Google Sheet; Self-populated.