Adam H. Kerman
2021-10-14 14:08:16 UTC
Suni Reid, in the Hamilton company between 2017 and 1019, in productions
in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, is a transgender nonbinary
performer whose request for a gender-neutral dressing room at Pantages
Theater was not accomodated.
Reid was also subject to "constant misgendering by co-workers, at times
in a pointedly hostile or callous manner".
During the pandemic shutdown, Reid received living assitance from the
producers. Reid had begun rehearsals in Los Angeles but there wasn't a
performance. In May 2021, Reid was offered a new contract but had told
the agent about the dressing room request. Producers then objected to
social media posts Reid had made complaining about the show's racial
Months later, producers agreed to the dressing room demand but were told
by Reid's lawyers of legal claims for discrimination. Producers then
withdrew the offer to renew the contract.
Former 'Hamilton' Cast Member Files Discrimination Complaint Against
In the E.E.O.C. filing, the actor, who is nonbinary, describes being
retaliated against after requesting a gender-neutral dressing room,
among other claims. The show denies the allegations.
by Matt Stevens
New York Times