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dc.contributor.editorSyler, Claire
dc.contributor.editorBanks, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:55:46Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:55:46Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/41777
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/38490
dc.description.abstract"Casting a Movement brings together US-based actors, directors, educators, playwrights, and scholars to explore the cultural politics of casting. Drawing on the notion of a ""welcome table""—a space where artists of all backgrounds can come together as equals to create theatre—the book’s contributors discuss casting practices as they relate to varying communities and contexts, including Middle Eastern American theatre, Disability culture, multilingual performance, Native American theatre, color- and culturally-conscious casting, and casting as a means to dismantle stereotypes. Syler and Banks suggest that casting is a way to invite more people to the table so that the full breadth of US identities can be reflected onstage, and that casting is inherently a political act; because an actor’s embodied presence both communicates a dramatic narrative and evokes cultural assumptions associated with appearance, skin color, gender, sexuality, and ability, casting choices are never neutral. By bringing together a variety of artistic perspectives to discuss common goals and particular concerns related to casting, this volume features the insights and experiences of a broad range of practitioners and experts across the field. As a resource-driven text suitable for both practitioners and academics, Casting a Movement seeks to frame and mobilize a social movement focused on casting, access, and representation."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AN Theatre studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AN Theatre studies::ANF Theatre direction & production
dc.subject.otherAudition, Blackface, Colourblind, Diversity, Ensemble, Ethical, Race, Redface, Representation, Whiteface, culturally conscious casting, social movement, welcome table
dc.titleCasting a Movement
dc.title.alternativeThe Welcome Table Initiative
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
oapen.relation.hasChapter982366c1-8a7d-4a70-9cde-dd0368105af6
oapen.relation.isbn9781138594470
oapen.relation.isbn9780429488221
oapen.imprintRoutledge
dc.dateSubmitted2020-09-23T09:10:49Z


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  • Emeka, Justin (2019)
    "Casting a Movement brings together US-based actors, directors, educators, playwrights, and scholars to explore the cultural politics of casting. Drawing on the notion of a ""welcome table""—a space where artists of all ...