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Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program Announces First Round of Scholarship Recipients!

Broadway stage manager Cody Renard Richard and the Broadway Advocacy Coalition has finally announced the first round of recipients for the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program! In this cohort, 15 scholars were selected and will be provided with financial support and a link to mentorship within the program that aids them in their career and education in the fields of Stage Management, Technical Theatre, Theatre Design, Playwriting, Directing, and Theatre Management.

The first inaugural class consists of Jasmine Canjura (New York University), Auzsa Carberry-Walters (University of Central Florida), Tesia Childs (Columbia University), Avery Evans (University of California, Irvine), Jordan Fleming (Columbia University), Moses Garcia (Carnegie Mellon University), Jason Goodwin (New York University), Gabrielle Kunzika (University of Connecticut), Alex Luong (University of California, San Diego), David Parker (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Brillian Qi-Bell (University of Iowa), Anabel Manuela Romero (Columbia University), Annelise Salazar (San Diego State University), Gabrielle Scott (Georgia Southern University), and Joshua Wyatt (Carnegie Mellon University).

Cody comments on his gratitude and appreciation for the overwhelming support of the program by saying “I’m blown away by the talent, drive, and power that each of our applicants possesses. Our selection process was quite arduous and competitive, but we have selected an astounding cohort for the inaugural year,” said Cody Renard Richard. “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! And thanks to the overwhelming amount of support from that community, we’re able to significantly increase each student’s grant from $1,500 to $4,000.”

Additionally, the Seller Lehrer Family Foundation has further expanded the scholarship with the Seller Lehrer Producing Scholars, which will award two aspiring producers a mentorship with industry professionals through Adventureland, the producing company that produced Hamilton and other Broadway productions.

For more information on the Cody Renard Scholarship Program, visit HERE or Instagram. 

For more information on Broadway Advocacy Coalition, visit HERE or Instagram.

Ashani Smith
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NC | WCU ‘21 | 1913 🔺 Stage Manager • Director • She/Hers • Director of Talent • @thisisfourthwall • Head of Operations • @blkbackstage

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