i gotta say, being able to get a guy smitten is fun. he was adorable
I am STILL a sloppy drunk lol
I might be the only one thinking this…but promoting diversity for theatre can’t happen if shows are written for one specific race. Yes, I agree that there is a small progress with the new musical for asian americans, but its just like miss saigon all over again. Now all the casting for asians will be narrowed into that one show.
But I want more than being clumped into one group.
I guess I should be happy with this news, but I’m not. I think if diversity is going to happen then there needs to be shows WITH diversity, where people are cast based on the characters and how well they fit an actor. New shows should be written where characters have no color, but a spark of personality instead. That way, anyone can go for these roles and not feel limited by their race. But if they want to create a historical show, then yes go ahead with it. It’s good. I just don’t think it’s part of the idea that it’s changing theatre by much. Yes, It provides a chance for ethnic performers. However, it sounds just like any other “white” historical shows. They will cast base on COLOR. That is not the change I want in theatre. Yes it is a step…but in my eyes as a performer facing different kinds of rejection as an asian actress, it’s more of a side step (sorry). I will recognize a change when I start seeing different kinds of people on stage, with individual traits and talents coming together to make a show tell a story. And there have been these changes! My argument here is that, as an actress who can’t even apply for certain roles, a revaluation needs to be done. Am I supposed to feel that way too with a minority show when I’m already having a hard time getting into any show. You can’t just write a show for the sake of a race. Write a good story. Write a good musical.