The complexity of racism within minority communities is the subject of a panel discussion being presented Oct. 7 by Manhattan Theatre Club, currently home to Dael Orlandersmith's Yellowman, the acclaimed portrait of racism between a light-skinned African American man and a darker-toned woman.
The 8 PM discussion at MTC's Stage I at City Center will feature a cross-section of theatre artists and race commentators.
The panel will feature actress Sarita Choudhury, playwright Tony Kushner, playwright Dael Orlandersmith, actor B.D. Wong and is moderated by author-journalist Lise Funderberg. The panel focuses on "racism and bias within various ethnic, social, and cultural communities, and how other forms of prejudice compound its effects."
MTC is at 131 W. 55th Street in Manhattan. Seating for the event will begin at 7:30 PM. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. However, MTC subscribers can call (212) 399 3000 ext. 137 to reserve seats for the event.
— By Kenneth Jones