Playwright Lauren Gunderson explains why she insists her play, I and You, should be cast with actors that are not the same race. Read her explanation here.
Alchemist Theatre ended its production of Oleanna by David Mamet after the company received a “cease-and-desist” letter from Dramatists Play Service because the company decided to cast a male in the role of Carol. Read the article here.
In this blog post from the FairyPrincessDiaries, she voices her thoughts on Philadelphia’s Lantern Theater’s production of Julius Caesar. The company decided to set the play in Rome after a Japanese-led invasion; however, they decided not to cast any actors of Asian descent. Read her thoughts here.
In this article from Tufts Daily, Tufts University’s drama department is igniting conversation due to the casting of their production of RENT. They explain how they went about choosing the cast for RENT and the problems the department faces regarding diversity in the program. Read the article here.