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My poster presentation is about Black and Transgender directors and how their success has a big impact for Trans and Black representation around the world. When it comes to Black directors it took decades for them to break into the entertainment industry. Directors like Janet Mock, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee, and Ava DuVernay are household names in the industry who have created many commercially successful projects. They have all faced adversity in their careers and were able to continue to make meaning through their art. My poster will document the trouble they went through in order to make it where they are today and the impact of their work, featuring “Get Out, “Selma”, and other works.
R. Darden Bradshaw, Michelle Hayford
Primary Advisor's Department
Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"Success of Trans and Black Directors in Theater" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2645.