Monday, May 2, 2016

Asian Americans in Theater Speak Out with #MyYellowFaceStory - NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America (aka any chance to talk to DHH!)
"I think the general public is unaware how few opportunities are open to minority actors," Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang told NBC News. "Sharing these stories may help folks understand why it's so damaging when the few Asian roles that do exist end up going to white actors, two of the most publicized recent examples being Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson. Moreover, since actors of color are routinely excluded from even auditioning for many roles, how can anyone believe that the white actors hired were truly the best men or women for those jobs?"
Asian Americans in Theater Speak Out with #MyYellowFaceStory - NBC News

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