I’m a black actor. Here’s how inequality works when you’re not famous. by Bear Bellinger for Vox. Recounting his own experiences with auditioning and performing for stage and television, Bear sounds the call for more diverse environments.
Color Conscious Directing: Three More Questions to Ask (downloadable pdf) by Lavina Jadhwani for HowlRound. A followup to the previous article introduces three more questions. Preview: What Are My Personal Biases? How Can I Create a Safe Space? and How Can I… Read more ›
Color-Conscious Casting: Three Questions to Ask (downloadable pdf) by Lavina Jadhwani for HowlRound. Preview: The questions in question are: What story does this casting tell? Is it clear and supported by the text? Is this story appropriately complex? and Do I have… Read more ›
Katori Hall’s Speech from 2012 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Video of Katori Hall’s keynote speech to TCG’s Fall Forum on Governance to the nation’s theatre trustees about her experience as a playwright of color.
TED Talk: Color Blind or Color Brave (external link) by Mellody Hobson: Thoughts on casting practices and their impacts on both the performance and the audience, and what that means for your theatre.
The 51% Preparedness Plan for American Theatre (downloadable pdf) by Tim Dang: A sample statement from an LA based theatre (East/West Players) determined to shifting staff demographics to represent their community, including majority people of color, women, and under 35… Read more ›
How (Not) to Write a Casting Breakdown (downloadable pdf) by Lynne Marie Rosenberg: Dos and Don’ts of writing an audition posting. From HowlRound (external link) by the author of castandloose.tumblr.com. Preview: I am Lynne Marie Rosenberg. I am thirty-four, but I look twenty-seven,… Read more ›
HowlRound: You Want a Diverse Theatre? Prove It. (downloadable pdf) by Kareena Ingersoll and Deena Selenow: A blog post on inclusion in casting and hiring processes. From howlround.com. Preview: Are we committed to building an equitable industry together? Yes? Awesome. Let’s… Read more ›
When You Don’t Disclose Salary Range, a Unicorn Loses Its Wings (downloadable pdf) by Vu Le: A blog post discussing the implications of “DOQ” or “BOE” postings and barriers they pose to applicants. From Nonprofit With Balls (external link). Preview: It perpetuates the… Read more ›
Audition Scenario (downloadable pdf) by Ashley Hanson & Pogi Sumangil. A sample experience of auditioning meant to inspire conversation. An actor auditions for two separate theatres and has two different experiences. Notice what actions each organization could take to create a more positive… Read more ›