FEBRUARY 17, 2022

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, in partnership with Cody Renard Richard, have announced the 2022 cohort for the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program. Three current students from the School of Drama are among the select group of ten.

The Cory Renard Richard Scholarship Program is 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. This year’s cohort includes three students from CMU School of Drama:

  • Tauheedah (Tate) Abdullah – MFA Sound Design
  • Annie Nguyen – BXA Dramaturgy
  • Daniel Ocanto – MFA Sound Design

This scholarship program aims to help students reach their full artistic, academic and leadership potential, by providing a direct financial contribution to help ease the burden of the many costs of attending higher educational learning institutions, such as tuition, housing, textbooks and class fees. Each recipient is awarded an $8,000 grant, mentoring and networking opportunities, and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City.

About the CRR Scholarship Program

The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program strives to:

  • Encourage more Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, and other students of Color to pursue degrees in the theatrical management and artistic fields, such as Stage Management, Technical Theatre, Theatre Design, Playwriting, Directing or Theatre Management.
  • Cultivate and provide a space for the next generation of BIPOC artists, while honoring, recognizing and welcoming their future contributions to the theatrical world.
  • Connect our scholars with theatrical and community leaders of color, to help cultivate their leadership and advocacy skills to encourage them to be change agents in their own communities and within the industry.
  • Create a community of scholars who will learn and grow together throughout their various educational journeys.
  • Remind BIPOC individuals that their voices and talents are needed and will be supported.


Learn More about the CRR Scholarship Program.