race

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…

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…