The Lack of Asians in Hollywood and on Broadway
Austin So has written another Letter to the Editor about the lack of diversity and inclusion for Asian Americans. This time, he speaks about whitewashing and Hollywood in response to Keith Chow’s “Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Asian Actors.” As stated by Austin,
Once again, Asian-Americans are excluded from the diversity dialogue. And that has real impact, as we see with the casting of white actors to play the main characters, who are Asian, in “Doctor Strange” and “Ghost in the Shell.”
Check out what he has to say by clicking the link above.
AABANY Member Lily Fan Interviewed in Woman Around Town
Congratulations to AABANY member Lily Fan who was recently interviewed for the online magazine Woman Around Town about her theatrical production projects. As noted in the article, Lily worked for two prominent firms as a litigator and served as counsel to the New York State Senate. Follow the link in the title to read the entire article.
Producer Lily Fan has a wonderful eye for the theater arts. A resident of New York City, she has recently produced the hit musical comedy, The Other Josh Cohen at New Jerseys Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. The show was originally staged at Soho Playhouse in 2012. The production at Paper Mill enjoyed capacity crowds and received rave reviews. But, this is not Fans first successful project. The founder of Scandobean Productions LLC, Fan made her producing debut Off Broadway with the original physical comedy show The Rotten Plaintains in 2010. Her other Broadway and touring credits include co-producing the 2012 revival of Andrew Lloyd Webers Jesus Christ Superstar. She also co-produced David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish on Broadway and the shows first international tour to Hong Kong.