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Diversity in theater and in Hollywood

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PIPELINE CAST skillfully presents a story of diversity in America, directed by Lorna C. Hill, at Ujima Theatre through October 13

Last week's Theater Talk on WBFO seems to have struck a chord with many people. While Peter and I did touch on non-traditional casting, the issue also includes representation of any kind. I recall when Brad Fraser had difficulty getting "Unidentified Human Remains" (now titled "Love and Human Remains") filmed unless he made the main character straight. The film was made independently. The theater seems to be progressing more rapidly than Hollywood, where the default is still decidedly and apologetically white and male.