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Backstage Experts “3 Things Actors Should Know About Race on Stage” by Harvey Young

  • June 18th, 2013

On occasion, someone—usually a friend in the arts—will tell me, “I don’t see race.” It’s a well-meaning comment expressing, perhaps, a commitment to seeing people as individuals and not as stereotypes. Of course, it is almost impossible not to “see race” in the performing arts. The centrality of vision in theater structures almost every aspect…

Push Girls, Ironside & My Gimpy Life

  • May 31st, 2013

Images of people with disabilities are finally starting to appear on regularly scheduled television shows. First, The Sundance Channel launched “Push Girls.” This docudrama is about four ladies who are wheelchair-users that live in LA–portrayed by actresses with authentic disabilities. Then there is NBC’s “Ironside,” which is about a disabled police officer. Yet, Blair Underwood,…

Report Shows Minority Actor Representation Rises On Broadway

  • February 13th, 2013

NEW YORK — The percentage of minority actors working on Broadway and at the top 16 not-for-profit theater companies in New York City rose to 23 percent during the 2011-2012 season, but whites continue to be overrepresented, according to a new report. The Asian American Performers Action Coalition released its second annual look at ethnic…