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For our 25th anniversary, the Alfred Fagon Award Board felt this would be a great occasion not only to celebrate writers, but to turn the spotlight on 25 roles which don’t normally take centre-stage. The behind the scenes roles that contribute to the ecosystem of the theatre industry, whether that be casting directors, drama teachers, sound designers or volunteer coordinators, each of these 25 play a vital part in the growth and sustainability of theatre, as well as being role models to a generation following behind them.

The Champions were invited to a photoshoot during October and November 2021 and the beautiful portraits are featured in a specially-created magazine dedicated to them.  We’d like to thank Concord Theatricals who supported this project.  Click here to meet our inspiring 25 Black Champions of Theatre.