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.