BROADWAY’S RACE CASTING CONTROVERSY | Why are Asian Americans invisible on NYC stages?

Asian American actors and performers have gathered forces to figure out the meaning behind a slew of statistics. Data revealed in a 2012 study has found the smoking gun — that Asian American performers are not part of “the trend toward more inclusive casting” in New York theater. Read More

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AWARDS WATCH: And the 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for best play by a woman goes to….

The 2012-2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner will be awarded $25,000, and will also receive a signed print by the artist Willem de Kooning. Each of the additional Finalists will receive $2,500.
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Why are Asian Americans invisible on NYC stages? Feb. 13 industry town hall confronts the powers-that-be.

“Asian American performers are the least likely among the major minority groups to play roles that are not defined by their race,” says a coalition of Asian American actors. Read More