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ABOUT US

WHO ARE WE? 
DABB (Diverse Actors Breaking Barriers) is an online platform established by Actor Suraj Shah. It aims to provide opportunities for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who encounter obstacles in the Performing Arts industry. DABB is managed by a young group of actors who have personally experienced and been impacted by these barriers. While aspiring and professional actors face numerous challenges in the industry, those who are Black, BESEA, MENA, Central and South American, Asian, and Polynesian/pacific islanders face additional hurdles. DABB strives to dismantle these barriers by creating as many opportunities as possible, fueled by the collective strength and determination of its team. The platform relies on the support of industry professionals who share the vision of making a positive difference and driving change within the industry. DABB is fortunate to have the backing of Casting Directors, Agents, Directors, and Theatres who consistently support their cause.

 

WHAT DO WE DO?
Our approach involves reaching out to industry professionals to collaborate on initiatives that create opportunities for underrepresented actors. One of our key events is the annual DABB General Open Auditions, previously known as the B.A.M.E General Open Auditions, which you can find more information about on our EVENTS tab. Additionally, we organise e workshops with Casting Directors and Agents, and regularly share Casting Calls on our social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram, ensuring actors are paid at least the minimum equity rates or higher. Our aim is to foster further opportunities by partnering with like-minded organisations. While we are not Agents, Casting Directors, or Experts, we are a group of young individuals driven by a vision to bring about positive change in our industry and support the next generation of Actors.
 

WANT TO FIND OUT WHO THE TEAM ARE BEHIND THE DABB PLATFORM?
Click the MEET THE TEAM tab to find out more. 
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