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Non Traditional Casting

Tony Nominated Director Liesl Tommy Has Made More Than History

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Liesl Tommy is the first woman of color ever! to be nominated for a Tony Award for Best Director of a Play.

Who's Doing the Planting

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We cannot spend all our time with the like-minded. At some point we have to leave our echo chambers and uphold our positions. There is no perfectly safe way to be true to ourselves.

The Slippery Slope of Non-Traditional Casting

Steve Harper | Posted 09.17.2015 | Black Voices
Steve Harper

So, although the argument against a particular casting choice might be frustrating on one level, on another, it makes complete sense. I believe the writer should always have the last word. Though there are two instances where I think non-traditional approaches can make sense

A Celebration of Black Women on Film in 2012

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.09.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

As Black History Month begins, let's celebrate the women of color on film who embraced the challenges of directing, producing and diverse on camera roles in milestone achievements of a year past.