Black History Month Profiles: Lisa Dawn Cave

Lisa Dawn Cave

This year, for Black History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Lisa Dawn Cave of Actors' Equity Association.

Lisa Dawn Cave is an eastern stage manager councilor who has served on Equity’s national council for more than 11 years. Originally joining Equity as a performer, Cave eventually changed her focus to stage management. Her many contributions to the union include serving as a vice chair of Equity’s Production Committee and on the current Show Development Negotiating Team. Cave serves on the board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is a founding member of both Black Theatre United and Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color. In 2023, she was one of the recipients of the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre in recognition of her achievements and unwavering dedication to the Broadway community.