"Seeing Color: Casting African Americans in Shakespeare" Will Be Held at TFANA Feb. 9
06 Feb 2014
Theatre for a New Audience will present the panel discussion "Seeing Color: Casting African Americans in Shakespeare" Feb. 9 at 6:30 PM.
Held at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, the event will feature actress, poet and playwright Nehaissaiu deGannes; actor Jacob Ming-Trent; Shakespeare and "race performance" scholar Ayanna Thompson; and award-winning actor John Douglas Thompson.
The event will be moderated by Shakespeare and performance scholar Katharine Goodland.
"Is it as August Wilson called 'a tool of the Cultural Imperialists,' or is it as Robert Brustein described it, an 'achievement of…true interculturalism?' Further, is colorblind casting in Shakespeare an aspiration or a relic?" press notes ask. "Focusing specifically on the performance history of African Americans in Shakespeare and the experience of black actors and theatre professionals today, we will explore these and other questions in a determined attempt to define and question our perceptions of race."
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