Walters Art Museum

Saturday: "Red Velvet": A Staged Reading

Saturday: "Red Velvet": A Staged Reading

Sept. 10

It's 2016, and here we are, still seeing white people play non-white people on the big screen while actors of color (and transgender actors and actors with disabilities) fight for visibility. Ridley Scott made it perfectly clear when he defended the whitewashed casting for his 2014 film "Exodus: Gods and Kings" (set in, you know, ancient Egypt): "I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such. I’m just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn’t even come up." Hoo boy. The struggle for parity in casting isn't new,...

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