This article talks about a letter that Makoto Hirano, a self-described “dance theater artist, actual Japanese person, [and] actual Samurai descendant,” wrote to the Lantern Theatre Company Artistic Director, Charles McMahon, after watching the theatre company’s production of Julius Caesar. McMahon also wrote a letter in response to Hirano. 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.