Comments on: Race, Spoken And Unspoken, In A Chicago Cast Announcement http://www.artsintegrity.org/race-spoken-and-unspoken-in-a-chicago-cast-announcement/ in partnership with the New School Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:59:45 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 By: Quiara Alegría Hudes (and Lin-Manuel Miranda) on Casting “In The Heights” – Arts Integrity Initiative http://www.artsintegrity.org/race-spoken-and-unspoken-in-a-chicago-cast-announcement/#comment-64 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:31:07 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=470#comment-64 […] Boffone, Tommy Rivera-Vega and Jose T. Nateras, as well as two reports from Arts Integrity (here and here) as the situation unfolded, and a commentary by Arts Integrity director Howard […]

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By: Intricacies and Intent Surrounding Race and Ethnicity in Casting – Arts Integrity Initiative http://www.artsintegrity.org/race-spoken-and-unspoken-in-a-chicago-cast-announcement/#comment-57 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:26:59 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=470#comment-57 […] of In The Heights, as well as Hedy Weiss’s article for the Chicago Sun-Times (detailed in Race, Spoken and Unspoken, in Chicago Cast Announcement), other voices weighed in on the issue of authenticity in casting. They added details that […]

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By: MaryMac http://www.artsintegrity.org/race-spoken-and-unspoken-in-a-chicago-cast-announcement/#comment-56 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:10:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=470#comment-56 This is a thoughtful and exciting article. Thanks. Times are changing, in so many ways. A look at the sentence “This begs the question: what’s with the quotes around authentic?” shows us just how much: The new use of “begs the question,” along with the loss of its nuanced and lovely original meaning, is something I am still getting used to, and grieve, just a little bit.

I do wonder whether “The subject of race in casting should only be news when it is being ignored or exclusionary.” First, those of us who’ve been working on this effort (learning as we go along, in my case) may have some familiarity with the notion and therefore not need much more information about race and casting (though this certainly isn’t true for me), but the world outside our circles doesn’t have the kind of contact we do. I’d say more discussion is always better. I am also reluctant to quell debate and learning opportunities by attaching “should” to judge what merits news and what doesn’t. This is still “new news” to some, and I’d say let’s keep on writing and talking about it until it’s not.

Thanks again. Your story added yet more for me to think about and fight for.

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