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

REPORT FROM THE FAR FAR SOUTH | Samuel Buggeln on La Zaranda’s not-so-poor-theater sojourn at Argentina’s Teatro Cervantes

Reporting from Buenos Aires, Samuel Buggeln, a New York theatre director and designer, is presently is researching the Argentinian theatre world. He has been blogging about his experiences there. Read More

DEADLINES | Brighton Festival’s caravan seeks UK-based artists, delegates, potential collaborators for 2014 showcase

The caravan showcase is able to host up to 60 international and national delegates providing hotel accommodation and/or contribution to international travel. caravan is a three-day showcase of site specific, interactive and incidental performance presented as part of Brighton Festival (United Kingdom). Read More

FESTIVAL WATCH | Documentary theater seeks social change via international “Theater of the Voiceless”

To track this creative upswing, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe-Institut Washington, Embassy of Switzerland and Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics have launched “Theater of the Voiceless,” an international symposium and festival on documentary theater that runs June 16 to June 19 at various venues in Washington, D.C. Read More

THEATER TALK | House of Sweden hosts Swedish and American dialogue in D.C.

Artistic Director of Backa theatre Mattias Andersson who specializes in creating and staging theatrical projects grounded in sociological research methods will discuss this hot topic with Robert McNamara, artistic director of SCENA theatre and Otis Ramsey-Zöe, Lecturer of Theatre Arts at Howard University. Randy Gener will moderate the talk. Read More

CONCERT | Broadway’s Ali Ewoldt and Adam Jacobs team up in “Heart Full of Love” at New York’s Town Hall on Feb. 23

About 90 minutes long, performed without an intermission, A Heart Full of Love reunites two alums of Broadway’s Les Misérables (she was the Cosette to his Marius), and for those movie-musical aficionados who could not stand to watch live-singing on film, here is a real live performance where do not have to scream a scream as time goes by. Read More

IN EXHIBITION | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America opens at La Galleria

From the Edge spotlights how U.S. theatremakers wrestled with core American values during the intense unraveling of the Aught Decade — a period that coincided with a painful economic recession and a dramatic presidential transition in the White House that brought about the rise of an African-American as our country’s 44th president. Read More

Performance review | Diverse City Theater’s nervy revival of Lee Blessing’s “Two Rooms” gives voice to voiceless

Diverse City Theater’s nervy production argues that Two Rooms has not lost an inch of topical relevance. The play has not lost its eloquence. It is a muted cry of rage. Read More

Native American News | Native Voices at the Autry gives “First Look” to suspenseful play by Native American actor, Oct. 25

If you are in the Los Angeles area, you might want to check out this reading, part of Native Voices’ signature FIRST LOOK SERIES: Plays in Progress. Read More