When Lauren Van Hemert founded RDU on Stage in 2019, she envisioned it as a conventional media hub for the Triangle theater community – covering the local scene with reviews, features, interviews, and a podcast. But when the pandemic shut theaters down in 2020, the mission became much more about community than traditional theater criticism and one-sided cultural arts reporting. In April 2021, Van Hemert, along with a committed Board of Directors, established a new organization, Beltline to Broadway. And while the purpose of Beltline to Broadway is similar to its predecessor’s, the mission and core values of this new organization differ and reflect a commitment to promoting a variety of voices in this ever-changing field of arts journalism.
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