Category: arts education (page 4 of 4)

Clarion Call Of Racial Spin By University Fails Students And Theatre

“What will you learn?” asks the home page of the website of Clarion University in Pennsylvania. In the wake of the school’s handling of the casting of white students in Asian roles in Lloyd Suh’s Jesus in India, and the playwright’s withdrawal of production rights upon learning this fact, it’s unclear at best, disturbing at worst, to consider […]

When A White Actor Goes To “The Mountaintop”

People are dumbfounded. People are incredulous. People are angry. In the past few hours, a month-old story began circulating on social media about a production of Katori Hall’s widely produced The Mountaintop, specifically a story from the Akron Beacon-Journal about a production of the play at Kent State University in late September and early October. What has everyone so […]

Harassment at a Campus Play About Sexual Violence

Members of the Greensboro College community have the right to be free from gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct of any kind.  – from the Greensboro College Sexual Misconduct Policy To start the new school year, Greensboro College in North Carolina required all of its first-year students to attend a performance of It Stops Here, a play […]

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