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Posted on: April 7, 2017 Posted by: Moderator Comments: 0

Director, performer resign after Calgary Opera plans to cast white woman for Asian role

The Globe and Mail writes: Calgary Opera’s production of South Pacific, planned for this summer, is facing upheaval over the same issue at the core of the musical: race. A dispute over the casting of a Tonkinese character has seen the director, a designer and a performer quit the production. The company says the director’s departure was premature as the role has not been definitively cast – although a white…