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On The RISE: February Events

RISE (Representation, Inclusion, & Support for Employment) seeks to build a more equitable and inclusive theatre industry by centralizing DEIA tools and resources through a network of partners and a national personnel directory that focuses on folks from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to people of color, women, trans, nonbinary, deaf, and disabled theatre professionals.

Our network partners are hosting some great events this month. Check out what’s On the RISE in the RISE Theatre Network.

Business of Broadway Winter Sessions

The Business of Broadway is led by a team of commercial theatre producers - Sammy Lopez, Erica Rotstein, Heather Shields, and Rachel Sussman - seeking to democratize knowledge around how the commercial theatre business operates. 

This month, Business of Broadway continues with their 2024 winter sessions! Register today for February’s classes.

  • Building Your Social Media Strategy
  • Creative Development

All classes will be taught virtually at 6:30pm EST.

The Dramatists Guild Advocacy Day for Theatre Writers in Los Angeles

As the professional trade association for playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists, the Dramatists Guild of America works to protect and advance the rights of all theatre writers across the country.

Los Angeles theatre writers - do you understand the intricate power dynamics you experience as a playwright, composer, lyricist, or librettist? Join The Dramatists Guild on February 17 to empower yourself and take charge of your career!

Saturday, February 17th
3:30pm-5:30pm PST

1054 S Olive St, 
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Register Here. 

The Dramatists Guild Philadelphia BIPOC Theatre Writers Gathering: Liberation Through Advocacy and Community

Calling all BIPOC writers (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in Philadelphia who are passionate about storytelling through plays, musicals, songs, or operas!

Join The Dramatist Guild for an in-person event this month at the Parkway Central Library. This event will provide you with the tools you need to thrive in your creative journey while breaking free from exploitative systems.

Monday, February 26th
7:00pm to 9:00pm EST

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Room 108, First Floor

Register Here.

Apply for MUSE’s Harold Wheeler and Linda Twine Scholarships

The MUSE Harold Wheeler Scholarship: $2500: Scholarship for one aspiring professional musician who is working in theatre.

The MUSE Linda Twine Scholarship: $2500: Scholarship for one student-enrolled musician who plans to pursue employment in the theatre. Applicant must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled, in music or theatre-related courses within six months of application, in a college or university within the United States.

Apply by Monday, February 19th.

For more information, visit or create a profile for the RISE Theatre Directory and join our community.