Bush director Madani Younis makes push for diversity amidst reopening - EasternEye

Bush director Madani Younis makes push for diversity amidst reopening


London’s theatres risk becoming “enclaves for the chosen few” if the industry doesn’t become more representative of the city’s population, the Bush Theatre’s artistic director said. Madani Younis, who became the first non-white Londoner to serve as artistic director for a theatre company, was speaking ahead of the Bush Theatre’s reopening following a year-long, £4.3 million redevelopment. In an interview with Eastern Eye last Thursday (16), he said: “As a kid growing up in this city, I would walk into cultural institutions and not feel like I belonged in those spaces or that I was being reflected in those spaces. I always felt like that was a missed opportunity. “In fewer than 20 years, half of…

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