NUMBERS DON’T LIE | Asian Americans are challenging Broadway and nonprofit theaters with sobering stats on the lack of minorities

The news may be good for black actors, but it is no song for the south for other actors of color. According to a new minority report, blacks were far more likely than any other minority to be cast in roles which were not specifically identified by their race and ethnicity. Asian Americans were “the least likely of the major minority groups to play roles that were not defined by their race.” Read More

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ASIAN AMERICANS PUSH BACK | An actors’ coalition confronts Broadway and nonprofit theater leaders on the lack of minorities on NY stages

This news story was first published here in February 2012.  It is being revived here to offer a broader context and close chronology to a new 2016 study which again takes to task NYC theater companies for failing to diversify their casting practices.   By Randy Gener NEW YORK CITY: The news may be good for… Read More

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

REPRESENT-ASIAN CONTROVERSY | Asian American actors accuse Roundabout’s Broadway hit MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD of “brownface” casting

Asian American actors add: “The Roundabout made our list of the five theatre companies least likely to hire actors of color. In fact, they ranked second to lowest.” Read More

Seeking RepresentAsian: NYC actors confront Broadway and nonprofit theater leaders with sobering stats on lack of minorities on NY stages

The following theatre companies employed the fewest Asian American actors, presented here as a proportion of available roles: Atlantic Theatre Company (1%), Manhattan Theatre Club (1%), Playwrights Horizons (1%), and Roundabout Theatre Company (1%). Read More

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