In light of recent controversies over plays by Katori Hall and Lloyd Suh, it’s clear that theatre needs a color-conscious casting approach.
An Anatomized Philippic Regarding the Relationship of Disability to the Contemporary American Theatre
Theatres that continue to program male-dominated seasons deserve scrutiny. But what about the many companies that are trying to get the balance right?
These organizations have made programming a preponderance of female playwrights a priority.
The push for gender equity in American theatre is part of a global struggle, and the stakes are economic as well as spiritual.
Appropriation is about more than facepaint; it’s about pretending that minority cultures are metaphors or fantasy worlds or backdrops for white narratives.
Sometimes theatre journalists write insensitive things. We all have unconscious biases, after all—but we can do better.
Diep Tran talks to theatre artists of color strategizing for access and representation