Transgender ‘Hamilton’ actor claims contract suspended over gender-neutral dressing room

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The cast members also say that they “experienced frequent incidents of discrimination and harassment”.

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a former cast member of hamilton has alleged that she was fired from the musical after requesting a gender-neutral dressing room.

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Suni Reid, who is black and non-binary, said she was “exposed”. hamilton When the company’s management refused to renew his contract when he requested that the cast have a gender-neutral dressing room for men and women. “

According to a discrimination and retaliation complaint, as reported Entertainment WeeklyReid said she also experienced “frequent incidents of discrimination and harassment”, including being of the wrong gender.

Hamilton (Credit: Getty/Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Reid’s lawyers said in a statement that’s a deal Said: “In public, Hamilton is a beacon of diversity and is committed to causes that demand social justice and harmony.

“Behind the scenes, however, the company’s management would exclude a black, transgender cast member simply because they stood up for themselves and advocated for a more equitable workplace, and therefore called that public image into question.”

He added that he hopes Reed’s action will be “a wake-up call for the theater industry about systemic inequalities that persist even at its greatest heights.”

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‘Hamilton’ arrives on Disney+ on July 3. credit: Disney

As reported, a divided section of the dressing room was offered to Reid, who had been a performer on the musical for more than three years.

not found with solution Los Angeles Transgender Rules According to Reed, who believes that his later complaint was the only reason he believed he was let go from production.

a spokesperson for hamilton said that’s a deal In a statement: “We offered them a contract to return hamilton with conditions responsive to their requests. We deny the allegations leveled against him. We have not discriminated or retaliated against Suni.

“Since the bandh, our organization has taken care of our community. We treat SUNY with the same respect and consideration as all members of the company hamilton. Specifically, we have given Suni direct financial support, paid for her health insurance, and paid for her housing. We wish Suni all the best in her future endeavours.”

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