Guerrilla Girls On Tour is an anonymous theatre collective whose mission is to create new plays that dramatize women’s history and address the current state of women in the performing arts and beyond. Our performances use comedic, physical, and vaudevillian-like techniques to prove that feminists are funny. In order to put the focus of our work entirely on the issues we address each member performs under the name of a dead woman artist and wears a gorilla mask to conceal her true identity.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Represent Asian: The Changing Face of New York Theater


Calling all NYC based playwrights, directors and Asian American Actors! Please fill out a short anonymous survey by Feb 3rd re your views on non-traditional/inclusive casting. Click the links below to fill out the survey. Also see below for information about an industry roundtable anddialogue on access and representation of minority actors on NYC stages and how best to overcome obstacles to more inclusive casting on February 13th.

Asian American Actor Survey:http://kwiksurveys.com/?u=representasian

Director Survey:http://kwiksurveys.com/?u=aapacdirectors

Playwright Survey:http://kwiksurveys.com/?u=aapacplaywrights

Here's a great blog post by Randy Gener that features some of the illuminating statistics we have gathered on minority representation in NYC stages:

http://theaterofoneworld.org/2012/01/30/why-are-asian-actors-invisible-on-new-york-stages/

This is not an Asian issue. All minorities are still under-represented. We need the entire industry to come together to discuss how best we can overcome obstacles to more inclusive casting.

Join us for an industry roundtable with prominent producers, artistic directors, directors, playwrights, agents and casting directors to have a dialogue on access and representation of minority actors on NYC stages and how best to overcome obstacles to more inclusive casting. It will be co-presented with Fordham University and moderated by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. Please feel free to invite any and all people who you think would be interested in joining the discussion.

Represent Asian: The Changing Face of New York Theater

Monday, February 13th @ 7:00 pm

The Pope Auditorium at Fordham University

60th St. & Columbus Ave. (just inside the main entrance)

RSVP: aapacrsvp@gmail.com


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