This article details the controversy surrounding GreenStage, located in Seattle, casting a non-African-American actor as Othello. Read the The Stranger‘s article here.
This response to The Stranger’s article, written by Seattle actor J Reese, highlights the “implicit assumptions” and “White Fragility” that is inherit in both the Seattle theatre community and the theatre community around the country.
In light of the discussion that surrounded Kara Walker’s exhibit, a selfie, taken at the former Auschwitz concentration camp, has further sparked debate about where technology meets youth meets history. Read the article here.
In this article, Melissa Hillman states the difference between traditionally immersive versus interactive theatre, and she explains the negative effects of forcing audience members to participate in theatre. Read her post here.
At the TCG Conference in San Diego this past June, playwright Kristoffer Diaz (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity) gave remarks at the To the Mountaintop plenary. The session dealt with the future of diversity and inclusion in theatre. Read Diaz’s speech here.
This American Theatre article by Eliza Bent shows how Seattle’s TeenTix have lured more teens into buying theatre tickets and what strategies work and what doesn’t. Read the article here.
This Chicago Sun-Times article talks about how theatre companies are handling applying ratings to their shows. Read the article here.
This article by Scott Palmer, artistic director of Bag&Baggage in Hillsboro, OR, talks about how their recent grant from Met Life/TCG’s A-Ha Program: Think It, Do It, enabled them to connect with communities unaccustomed to theatre. They discovered how the language they use to talk about their company is hitting their rural neighbors to the west in addition to other discoveries they’ve made in their research. Read the article here.