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Quick thought on race and casting

by | Mar 18, 2016 | Review | 0 comments

Carl Kennedy, Pacific Theatre, Common Grace

Carl Kennedy plays a family friend in Pacific Theatre’s Common Grace

Let’s not racialize actors of colour all the time. Do they always have to be in shows that are about race or racially specific experience?

I was glad to see Carl Kennedy playing the neighbour in Common Grace at Pacific Theatre recently. Kennedy is African American, so the character happened to be African Canadian. Why the hell not?

This kind of casting could happen much more often than it does.


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