theatre

Casting Society & Inclusion Join Forces for Town Hall September 21

  • September 9th, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA), in partnership with Inclusion in the Arts, will host a Town Hall conversation between casting directors and actors with disabilities on Monday, September 21, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Equity Council Room at The Actor’s Equity Building (165 West 46th Street, 14th Floor). The event is the…

Commentary: In The UK and US, Bias Infects Theatre Reviews

  • June 22nd, 2015

“You can’t draw sweet water from a foul well,” critic Brooks Atkinson wrote of his initial reaction to the musical Pal Joey. I don’t know whether Christopher Hart of The Sunday Times in London knows this famous quote, but it certainly seems to summarize his approach to reviewing the London premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherf***er With The…

Actors with Disabilities: Are You in Our Files?

  • May 13th, 2015

As part of our ongoing effort to serve underrepresented performers with disabilities (PWDs), Inclusion in the Arts maintains a nationwide database of disabled actors with experience and/or training. We work closely and often with producers, directors and casting directors across the country and regularly refer actors for roles in film, television and theatre. As the…

Disability and The Return of “Freak”

  • September 26th, 2014

I anticipate that this October will be the month of “freak,” and not because of Halloween. Though that won’t help. Because the media can’t resist trend stories, and any three or more items with a common link can constitute a trend, the confluence of the AMC series Freakshow; the new season of American Horror Story,…