The Rock The Audition Coalition is dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all theatre artists to explore their artistry, hone their craft and connect and collaborate with Theatre Industry Leaders.  

Lead by typically marginalized people, our mission is to shape and develop the Industry to reflect and facilitate diversity on both sides of the table. 

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Mobilizing the Industry

The RTA Coalition aims to mobilize Broadway & Regional Theatres (Onstage and Off, from both sides of the table), College and University Training Programs, Summer Theatre Programs, Teen Programs, Teacher Trainings, and the world of Private Voice and Acting Teachers.

Rather than prescribing change onto an ever-evolving industry, we want to shift the industry with the people who are shaping it. We intend to continue to evolve together to best serve the entire theatrical community, always keeping everyone engaged in the latest changes.

Our Offer

We offer anyone who chooses to be an advocate for any marginalized community in our Coalition free or discounted classes from the diverse group of teachers who will be in our family, simply for offering allyship.

We are working towards building community confidence around the following topics:

  • How to advocate for yourself 
  • How to create an inclusive audition and rehearsal space
  • How universities can be more inclusive
  • Ways to partner with local organizations to increase inclusion efforts
  • And many more!

Through classes, coachings, and workshops, members of the Coalition will be equipped with the skills to mobilize and make positive change in their communities.

The Coalition Team

Meet the people who will be developing and spearheading the RTA Coalition from the ground up.

Sheri Sanders

CEO and Founder

Ali Stroker

Board Member, Tony-Award Winner and Advocate

Michael McElroy

Board Member, Tony Award Winner, Diversity Advocate and Educator

Becca Barrett

Head of Operations and Internal Communications

Alie B. Gorrie

Director of Programming, Director of Access and Inclusion

Michael Kushner

Creative Producer and Director of Development

Bryan Perri

Board Member, Musical Director of Jagged Little Pill

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Sign up to receive information about ways to get involved, including classes in allyship and advocacy, community meetings around inclusion, and exclusive access to free training in exchange for your commitment to a better tomorrow.

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Interested in getting involved? Fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch about the next steps. Welcome to the family!