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  • Writer's pictureAshley Lauren Rogers

TONIGHT! People as People Symposium

Tonight I'll be speaking at the People as People Symposium on Casting!

Artists as of late have been making an effort to collaborate with new faces and bodies, striving to have the stage reflect the diverse reality we live in. Yet, the imbalances remain stark. In an effort to have more diverse bodies represented on stage, many artists, including ourselves, fall into the trap of casting a specific type to make a statement, as opposed to casting the actor as a whole, living being. Why are we not casting people as people? In 2017, WWTNS? posits that “not knowing” diverse artists cannot be an excuse. But the way forward is unclear and full of risk. Join us to hear guest panelists debate this crucial issue in a moderated discussion as we work together to map out a different future. FREE BEER is generously available thanks to the gracious sponsorship of Lagunitas Brewing Company. Tickets are free but a RSVP is encouraged to ensure a seat. Please use the link below! Donations are welcome and all proceeds will be donated to charities chosen by our panelists such as the ACLU and Theater of the Oppressed NYC to name a few. 6:00-6:30pm Drinks Reception 6:30-8:00pm Moderated Discussion 8:00-10:00pm After Party

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