Read the Broadway World article: HERE
Raquel Almazan is President / Chair of the The Indie Theater Fund’s Board of Directors, which includes Wessam Badawi, Brian Berk, Nate Brochin, Jess Beckley-Chayes, Marty Linsky, Siobhan O’Neill, the Fund’s Executive Director, Randi Berry. Almazan replaces Susan Bernfield, who has moved into an Advisory Board role after many years of service.
“Over the last four years, I have been a participating theatre member, board member and ambassador for theatres of color for The Indie Theatre Fund. I deeply believe that the initiatives of the Fund are leading the movement towards sustaining and strengthening the independent theatre community and ultimately the entire ecosystem of NYC theatre at large”.
Read Almazan’s statement on Racial and Equity Lens in granting during the COVID-19 Pandemic: HERE
As always, in the Fund’s spirit of radical transparency, we want to give you details on where the Fund is on our work internally with a race forward framework. Our Board Pres Raquel Almazan explains below and how this impacted how we approached our Covid19 Rapid Relief Emergency Grant process. We are constantly assessing and we have a long way to go. Much work to do. We will keep you in the loop as we progress so you and we can hold ourselves accountable.