The Development Lab

An evening of new works by Black/African American/Latinx theatre writers, poets, and composers

Special Event
Thursday February 21
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Broad Views on Broadway in partnership with Freelancers Hub and The Black TV & Film Collective present an evening of new works by Black/African American/Latinx theatre writers, poets, and composers.

From 6pm - 9pm, we'll feature 20-minute presentations of new work from four artists of color, followed by an hour of facilitated feedback. Fill out the following form for consideration. All applicants must identify as Black/African American/Latinx and applications are due by February 4th. All applicants will receive a response by February 7th. The selected artists will work with Broad Views on Broadway to prepare their work for viewing. If you have any questions, please reach out to Janelle Lawrence, artistic.director.bvob@gmail.com.

Join us beforehand, from 5pm-6pm for networking and refreshments with organizations that are supporting Black/African American/Latinx work.

Presentations include: 
November Christine, LEGACY the Musical 

Latasha Mercer, Failing Up

Kamaria Hodge, GOLDEN: Black Boy Joy Conceptualized 

Gabryelle Mckenty, SAINT 

Our Partners

Broad Views on Broadway was founded in 2013 and it is a Music and Theatre company that strives to provide an enriching, nurturing environment for artists LGBTQIA and POC artists. BVOB seeks to broaden people's' views on typical Broadway productions by displaying original works in varying capacities as well as providing support to new development and artists.

The Black TV & Film Collective The Black TV & Film Collective (BTFC) started as a Meetup group in 2014. We were just a couple of people who agreed we could help each other by sharing knowledge, building relationships and working on each other’s projects. In the early days we weren’t doing any marketing or recruiting yet every day there would be 6, 7 or 8 people joining the group. We quickly realized that the network we were building should extend beyond Meetup and that the ways we were supporting each other and other artists within our community should be formalized as a nonprofit organization. Now we are over 1200 member, predominantly in the NYC area, but we have members in several other states. In 2017, we were awarded 501c3 status. Everything we do is aimed to increase the equity and inclusion in storytelling. The stats don’t lie when it comes to our industry. Not only do they not lie, but in fact they are abysmal. People of color are systematically locked out of television and film career opportunities both in front of the camera and behind the camera. But we can’t live with the status quo. We can’t just hope someone else will come along and make a rule that changes this. We have to be the ones who change it. We believe that by working more closely together, we can. We also believe that by telling our stories and helping others to do the same, we will increase empathy and understanding in our society and human race.