Gender-Blind Casting

GENDER-BLIND CASTING: As with “colour-blind casting,” this term has ableist connotations, though it has been used to describe the practice of casting actors to play roles whose gender identity is different from their own. The most significant difference between “gender-swapped” or “gender-conscious” casting and “gender-blind casting” is the director’s intention. Continue Reading

Gender-Swapped Casting

GENDER-SWAPPED CASTING: Also sometimes referred to as “gender-conscious casting” and “cross-gender casting,” this is the practice of casting performers of different genders in roles written as or traditionally played by someone of another gender, typically male. This concept is different from “gender-blind casting,” as “gender-swapped casting” reimagines the role using Continue Reading