“The American indie & academic theater has come to the conclusion that it is racist for a white writer to only write plays about white people &racist for a white writer to write plays with racial &/or ethnically diverse characters.” ⁦
"The American indie and academic theater has come to the conclusion that it is racist for a white writer to only write plays about white people and racist for a white writer to write plays with racial and/or ethnically diverse characters."
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"Unless otherwise specified, actors can be of any race or ethnicity" is a guideline for creative writing that is seen as racist, explains .
By saying the characters could be of any racial background, we were saying that they weren’t specific to any of them, & if they weren’t specific to any of them, in the era of critical race & gender theory, then we were basically erasing their identities.
My friend wrote a great piece for
Right on cue, a thoughtful response to writing's whiteness problem.
DAMNED IF YOU DO, DAMNED IF YOU DON’T: “The American indie and academic theater has come to the conclusion that it is racist for a white writer to only write plays about white people and racist...