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Chicago, IL, United States
Tuesday 9 August 2016

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The Color Game: Whitewashing Latinx Stories

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Tuesday 9 August 2016




Victory Gardens Theater and the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists (ALTA) Chicago, along with the Alliance for Inclusion in the ArtsChicago Inclusion ProjectCongo Square TheaterTeatro Vista, and Silk Road Rising hosted The Color Game: Whitewashing Latinx Stories livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 9 p.m. EDT (New York). 

Follow and interact with The Color Game on Twitter using #BeyondDiversity.

Watch the main session here, and the breakout report-ins here.

The Color Game will include a panel discussion on casting for roles of color, and the consequences and effects of cultural and racial appropriation. Following the panel discussion will be small breakout groups focused on creating best practices to support future casting for directors, playwrights, actors, casting directors, producers, artistic directors, theatre critics, audiences, educational institutions, training centers, and scholars.

In the wake of recent casting choices from several Chicago theatres casting non-Latinx actors in Latinx narratives and stories, how would this contribute to the further silence and invisibility of culture and community? What roles do the actor, playwright, director, and producer play in this? This town hall community gathering will help us to better understand the process of producing and casting all plays and roles of color; the consequences and effects of cultural and racial appropriation; and create action towards making change in the greater Chicago theatre community around race, representation, and equity in casting practices.

Panel includes:

  • Liza Ann Acosta
  • Paul Oakley Stovall
  • Tommy Rivera-Vega
  • Ilesa Duncan
  • Lavina Jadhwani
  • Marcella Munoz (Moderator)


About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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