Casting

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…

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,…

Playwright, Bruce Norris, challenges Racial Casting Practices

  • October 23rd, 2012

October 21, 2012, 7:21 pm Playwright Challenges Racial Casting Practices By ADAM W. KEPLER The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris has called for a boycott in Germany of theater productions in which white actors are cast in roles explicitly written for black performers. In a letter addressed to fellow members of the Dramatists Guild, a…