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The Chicago Inclusion Project Founder and Producer Emjoy Gavino announced today a new partnership between The Chicago Inclusion Project, a collective dedicated to championing inclusion and diversity in Chicago theater, and The Hypocrites.
The new partnership will expand on TCIP’s casting consultation initiative, launched earlier this year. American Theatre Company served as the pilot organization for this initiative, during the casting process of its upcoming productions of MEN ON BOATS and PICNIC. As with ATC, Emjoy Gavino and Stephanie Diaz, who make up the Chicago Inclusion Project casting team, will lead an inclusive casting process in collaboration with The Hypocrites for all productions in the company’s upcoming seasons.
“It is deeply gratifying for a respected and established theater company like The Hypocrites to truly embrace the idea of inclusion, not as a trend, but as an organizational practice,” said Gavino. “We look forward to what our partnership can do within the Chicago community to further the conversation and illuminate new artists and voices.”
Sean Graney, the Hypocrites’ Artistic Director said, “I am thrilled to be partnering with The Chicago Inclusion Project for all of the Hypocrites’ casting. I cannot imagine working with a more intelligent and insightful group of people. Together we will be increasingly devoted to hiring amazing artists, fighting institutional discrimination and moving beyond the current concepts of diversity.”
For more information, visit www.thechicagoinclusionproject.com and www.the-hypocrites.com