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We're a community organization dedicated to expanding who's invited to invest and produce within the commercial theatre industry on Broadway and beyond.

Discover our work across two initiatives:

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OUR MISSION

ACCESS

 

To offer existing and potential BIPOC investors, producers, artists & theater-makers opportunities to participate in the financing and producing of projects; fostering more equitable, diverse, and inclusionary representation in the commercial industry of the arts & entertainment.

 

DISRUPTION

 

To disrupt and change the opaque norms of the commercial producing industry in NYC (and beyond), as well as distribute power and influence across the field.

 

SUPPORT

 

To cultivate and support BIPOC investors and producers as well as BIPOC-led projects and initiatives.

VISION

The organization’s stakeholders will be primarily from BIPOC communities to address the data from the AAPAC Visibility Report: 93.6% of producers on Broadway identified as white in the 2018-19 Broadway season. We're here to respond to this data.

OUR PRINCIPLES

The Industry Standard Group operates on an equitable fund model with major decisions of the funds’ involvement on projects determined by the very membership itself.

 

co-founders

 
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Photo: Carrington Spires

The founders of The Industry Standard Group (TISG) and Second Act Theatrical Capital (2ATC) came together in July 2020 through a shared affinity and commonality of often being the only collaborator of color in many producing rooms on Broadway, and they sought to create change by re-imagining the future of theater-making by asking who gets the chance to be a stakeholder in commercial theatre.

TISG was officially announced in October 2020 and they have been building since.

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RASHAD V. CHAMBERS
Co-Founder, Member
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MIRANDA GOHH
Co-Founder, Member
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ADAM HYNDMAN
Co-Founder, Member
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TONI R. ISREAL
Co-Founder, Member
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ROB LAQUI
Co-Founder, Member
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SAMMY LOPEZ
Co-Founder, Member
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RONEE PENOI
Co-Founder, Member
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CYNTHIA J. TONG
Co-Founder, Member
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additionaL team

Strategy and Operations Consultant: Isha Gulati

Logo design & branding: Amanda Leigh Corbett

Logo animation: Pann Poon

Website Photography: Marc J. Franklin

Press Consultant: DKC/O&M & REALEMN Productions