African American Artists on Broadway: Life, Work and Inspiration
“I began as a dancer,” said Stage Manager Councillor Lisa Dawn Cave when asked how she got her start in theatre. “After a while, I knew my body couldn’t do it anymore.” When looking to transition into stage management, her first job was on Broadway.
“They wanted a black female, and that got me the job. I went through four interviews, and they asked me what I would think if I was only being hired because I am a black woman. I said, ‘I'd take the job.’” She’s been working steadily on Broadway ever since.