Monday, May 12, 2014

David Henry Hwang: Racial Casting Has Evolved – And So Have My Opinions

My own opinions about race face casting have evolved over the years. Today, I see it as largely an employment, rather than an artistic, issue. On Broadway and in the major New York theatres, roughly 80% of all roles are currently cast with white actors. Social justice concerns aside, this would be a poor diversity statistic in any industry, and a bad business model. As audiences grow more diverse, the theatre continues to draw from an increasingly shrinking, aging portion of the population.  DAVID HENRY HWANG, Tony-winning playwright

Check out David Henry Hwang's article in The Guardian regarding racial casting and how his beliefs as evolved by clicking here.

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