“Cursed Child” Begins Rehearsals for Broadway Performances and Brings on Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

It’s almost time for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child performances to resume on Broadway in New York City. On November 12, the Lyric Theatre will be filled with Harry Potter fans once again as the single-part performances begin in North America.

Rehearsals have started back up for this production, and the cast and crew couldn’t be more thrilled. The energy and excitement from the actors are contagious. We can’t wait to see excited fans experience this magic again. Check out the video featuring some key people in Cursed Child as they share how it felt to reunite again.

 

 

Seeing everyone so energized to be back is definitely going to make these performances even more magical.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Patricia Dayleg has joined the company in the newly created role of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Dayleg assumed this role on October 18 following her extensive 10-year career in government and community-based nonprofits.

 

Patricia Dayleg, Director of DEI for "Cursed Child"

Patricia Dayleg, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

 

Dayleg’s responsibilities in this role will include “the development and execution of the vision of a more inclusive and diverse workforce for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘s Broadway and San Francisco productions and also forFunny Girl on Broadway.” She shared that Harry Potter showed her the true magic of belonging.

Growing up, Harry Potter showed me and so many others the magic of true belonging. But the last 19 months have shed much-needed light on inequities that hold us back from that – inequities that have impacted marginalized people for generations. I’m excited to be part of the team to help Harry Potter and the Cursed Child build an inclusive culture so that everyone truly feels seen and valued. It’s beautiful to see Broadway’s commitment to weave equity and inclusion into the way it does its work, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to execute that vision.

In addition to this role, Dayleg also serves as a life coach “working with women of color change makers [sic] to address internalized oppression and imposter syndrome and to cultivate compassion, joy, and wholeness in and outside of their work.”

There’s so much to be excited about regarding Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Let us know!

 

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Brittany Bennett

A proud Hufflepuff and nerd beyond measure, Harry Potter has always been the series I call home.