The Myths of Casting (for Theatre)…gender, race, beauty, age, etc

The Myths of Casting (for Theatre)… gender, race, beauty, age etc.

Here's an upcoming
event, that my friend Valerie Sing Turner has been helping to organize. She hopes you can make it, and she hopes
you'll pass the word on, too!
 

– Todd

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NOTICE OF CASTING FORUM AND
REGIONAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 
On Sunday, April 17, starting at
2:00pm, the West Coast Advisory Committee of CAEA is proud to present “The Myths
of Casting”, followed by the regional annual general meeting (RAGM) for
Equity.
 
Some of the city's finest artistic
directors, including Camyar Chai (NeWorld Theatre), Christopher Gaze (Bard on
the Beach), Simon Johnston (Gateway Theatre), Andree Karas (United Players),
Patrick MacDonald (Green Thumb) and Kathryn Shaw (Studio 58), will speak to the
following statements, the Myths of Casting:
 
1. Nobody hires ugly people.
2. Nobody hires women for non-gender
specific roles.
3. Nobody hires actors of colour to play
roles that are not race specific.
4. Nobody hires actors with physical or
mental disaiblities, even if the role calls for it.
5. Nobody hires anybody from general
auditions.
6. Everybody always hires the same people
over and over again.
 
An open discussion and question period
will follow, moderated by Craig Bavis, a labour lawyer with Victory Square
Law Offices.
 
The forum is scheduled to conclude at
3:30, with the RAGM starting at 4:00pm, with Henry Gauthier (President) and
Susan Wallace (Executive Director) in attendance. The RAGM is your chance to
bring your concerns and issues to the attention of your elected
colleagues!
 
Refreshments will be provided during the
break, and each Equity member will receive a complimentary
drink ticket at sign-in.
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2:00pm, AT THE
ARTS CLUB, UPPER LOUNGE, GRANVILLE
ISLAND.

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