The British East Asian Actors group (of which I am one) has issued a statement concerning the recent RSC casting debacle over The Orphan of Zhao. British East Asian ActorsSTATEMENT30th October 2012 The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)The Orphan of Zhao BRITISH EAST ASIAN ACTORS CALL FOR PUBLIC FORUM OVER RSC CASTING CONTROVERSY British East Asian […]
I click my fingers and … you’re back in the 1950s. It looks as if the culture wars are well and truly on with some utterly barking casting decisions being made across ye olde Western Empire. In Britain, Germany and America, Mighty Whitey is asserting its last remnants of power in a changing world, like
Dr Broderick Chow, lecturing in theatre studies at Brunel University and a performer in his own right, was an early commentator on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s casting fiasco for The Orphan of Zhao. Here is his article — Two dogs and a maid — which he posted on Friday 19th October at his Dangerology website.
Statement released by AAPAC today on Facebook. Wonderful solidarity from our American bredren. This is so fantastically moving. I feel I am learning so much about these issues — a very fruitful time for all of us. AAPAC PROTESTS THE RSC. ACTION NEEDED! AAPAC (Asian American Performers Action Coalition) stands in support of our British
Anna Chen – Monday, 22 October 2012 This morning the Guardian online published my comment piece under the title: Memo to the RSC: east Asians can be more than just dogs and maids It’s no fun being bred out of the cultural gene pool. Watching TV, theatre or film, I’m on constant alert for a
Here’s Yellowface, a poem I wrote in 2009 after making a programme for BBC Radio 4 about Anna May Wong, and seeing the same old crap happening in British theatre. The comment that it no longer happens is ironic. Sadly. Madam Miaow says … visit Anna Chen’s website here: Home Anna’s food blog here: http://annacheneats.blogspot.com/