The beginnings of musical theatre were rife with exploiting minority races and cultures for the sake of entertainment. Variety shows and Vaudeville ensemble productions contained racially offensive and stereotypical characters, songs, and dialogue. Minority actors and technicians had to assimilate in order to be successful and to have a job to support their families during the economic trials of society in the 1920s and 1930s. Assimilation meant playing these stereotypical ch
In episode four of Echoes on air!, Janelle is joined by Olivia de Guzman, Denise Lee, Christie Vela and Wendy Welch as they discuss diversity in the arts and the ways to seek and achieve it.
Check out the following links as mentioned in this episode: Change the Perception's Community Conversation: http://changetheperception.today
Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. : http://secondthoughttheatre.com/season/revolt-she-said-revolt-again/ Room with a clue: http://www.aroomwith
It's not often I do an encore of an article. As a matter of fact, this is my first time. But I have been having some conversations about how to seek and achieve diversity and it reminded me of this article. Click here to read Lauren's article from 2017. Here she opens up by telling you her background and then genuinely ask what she, as a young white woman, can do to fight against injustice. Read what facts she found and experiences she had that lead her to ask this question.