May 31st, 2021
Embracing More Inclusive/Diverse Practices
Panelists: Nina Lee Aquino, Kevin Hanchard, Marilo Nuñez, and David Yee
Moderators: Marlis Schweitzer, Cassandra Henry
The second panel focused on current trends of casting and representation we have been seeing in theatre institutions and the professional world more recently. Discussing current trends in Canadian training institutions, the panelists unpacked the roles and responsibilities that institutions have when selecting and casting their seasons. This includes breaking down ideas around “classic” theatre and what that means, as well as focusing on telling stories in different ways and letting marginalized voices take the lead.