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Lyric Rep Redoubles Diversity Efforts, Though Planned Committee Hasn't Met Due To COVID-19

After canceling 2020’s performances due to the coronavirus, the Lyric Repertory Company used the past year to come up with a reimagined summer season and implement numerous changes to highlight diversity within the theater industry.

The changes include hiring more diverse directors and performers and a new slate of productions dealing with issues like immigration, civil rights and cultural holidays.


“This season … gives us the chance to highlight stories and advocate for voices that have not been heard as much as they should, to challenge our view of our place in the world,” Paul Mitri, the new artistic producer for the Lyric Rep, wrote in a message on the theater’s website. Read the rest of the story on


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