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Livestreamed on this page Friday 14 October at 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles)/ 1 p.m. MDT (Denver)/ 2 p.m. CDT (New Orleans)/ 3 p.m. EDT (Boston).

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Friday 14 October 2016

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The Crisis in Casting for Stage and Media Panel at Emerson College

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Friday 14 October 2016
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Art Director/Production Designer Toni Barton with Emerson College students. Photo by Cristina Kotz Cornejo.

Emerson College presented the panel discussion The Crisis in Casting for Stage and Media livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 14 October at 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles)/ 1 p.m. MDT (Denver)/ 2 p.m. CDT (New Orleans)/ 3 p.m. EDT (Boston).

The discussion is part of the Teach-In on Race, an annual academic and creative creative event sponsored by Academic Affairs and the President's Office, with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Honors Program. The Teach-In is designed to engage the community in active learning about race and racism. Within this framework and addressing the goals below, each year a theme will be selected and interrogated by members of the campus community through scholarship and creative works.

The Crisis in Casting for Stage and Media panel addresses problems people of color encounter in landing roles.


Mike Lew is the Playwright-in-Residence at Ma-Yi Theater Company through the National Playwright Residency Program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Find out more about thier residency experience here, and learn about the impact of the program at large here

Joe Wilson Jr., Actor, Trinity Repertory Theater
Mike Lew, Playwright, Author of Tiger Style!
Eyde Belasco (via Skype), Casting Director for Transparent and more
Destiny Lilly, Casting Director for film, television, commercials, and theatre
Melia Bensussen, Moderator, Chair and Professor of Performing Arts, Emerson College

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 tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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