'The Skinny: Utah theater needs to update its color conscience'
In this "Skinny," I discussed "whitewashed" casting in Utah theater:
In the past few months, I have seen several productions in Utah where white actors have portrayed non-white characters. Three different shows from three different companies had white actors playing Native Americans -- often eliciting laughter from the crowd.
Whenever I find out that “whitewashed” casting will occur in a show for which I am writing a preview article, I bring it up with the creative team during the interviews, because it’s something I’m curious about -- and uncomfortable with.