Two CMU Directing Students Named Broadway Advocacy Coalition Scholars

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) and veteran Broadway stage manager Cody Renard Richard (Variety’s 2020 Broadway Players to Watch, Hamilton, Freestyle Love Supreme) announced the 15 recipients of The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program, dedicated to honoring, uplifting, and supporting the next generation of Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) theatre-makers working behind the scenes.

Two of the 15 recipients named were Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama students Moses Garcia and Joshua Wyatt, both juniors in the John Wells Directing Program.

In an earlier statement, Richard said, “I’m blown away by the talent, drive, and power that each of our applicants possess. Our selection process was quite arduous and competitive, but we have selected an astounding cohort for the inaugural year. As we begin to gather for work sessions, providing tools and resources that they can carry with them on their journey, I’m incredibly proud to welcome them to our community!”

The program will provide financial support, as well as mentorship through online seminars focusing on community building, leadership, and social justice from Richard and various leaders from the theatrical industry.

Pictured above: Moses Garcia and Joshua Wyatt