Madelyn K. Myers
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There is a lack of Asian representation in film and in the theatre industry. There is plenty of data to show that Asian roles have been whitewashed in Hollywood, even recently with Ghost in the Shell that was released in 2017. The Asian American Performers Action Coalition has a mission to report data on the representation of Asian Americans on New York City’s stages. In their 2018-2019 Visibility Report, they found that 51.2% of Asian Americans were cast in racially-specific roles versus 48.8% were cast for inclusivity. They also found that 58.6% of actors on NYC stages are white compared to white population in NYC being 32.1%. Asian Americans population in NYC is 14.1% and they were representation on stage was 6.3%. This data shows that Asian Americans are typically not cast for inclusivity and are typically not cast at all. This poster will tie in themes of inequality in the arts and the common good that comes from diversity in the arts.
R. Darden Bradshaw, Michelle Hayford
Primary Advisor's Department
Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"The Invisible Actors" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2654.