New York Times

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…

Aspiring to Conquer Crossover Acting Path

  • April 11th, 2012

By Kate Taylor, New York Times It didn’t take much rehearsing for Russell Harvard, who plays the deaf son of a loquacious and argumentative British family in the Off Broadway play “Tribes,” to get inside his character’s skin. Like his character Billy, the 30-year-old actor is himself partially deaf. And while, unlike Billy, he grew…