As part of Theatre Communications Group's (TCG's) Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative and with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, we set out to capture a series of interviews chronicling the stories of founding leaders of theatres of color. The #LegacyLeaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP) features individuals with notable achievements in creating opportunities lacking for artists of color, who have challenged appropriation and misrepresentation through staging the full richness and complexity of racial, ethnic and cultural identities, who have helped gain political power and creative autonomy, and who have contributed their unique aesthetic and social perspectives to the American theatre and wider culture.
MOPED joined TCG as a dedicated production partner during the grant proposal writing and development stage of this project. We developed multiple budgets, storylines, creative treatments and production schedules while coordinating teams and travel for 9 shoots across the country, each with their own set of unique needs. We managed a rolling post-production calendar, sourced dozens of hours of archive footage and photos, and handled all aspects of editing, color, sound and delivery, including a full-color Master DVD set for event screenings. We also delivered a 3-minute series trailer and a sizzle for social with verbatim readable text, which launched in December 2016 prior to the first episode premiering in January 2017.
Executive Producer Maureen Isern, Director + Producer Anna Sang Park, Cinematographers Dave Tumblety + Steve Cachero + Noah Therrien, Field Producers Maria Elena Pineda + Laurel Spellman Smith + Ashley Gutierrez, Sound Operators Noah Therrien + Jonathan Olinger, Editors Nicolas Pechitch + Inga Moren Tapias + Albert Covelli + Jonathan Rivera
February 22, 2017
Graphics + Design, Series, Social Impact, Video