Enough is Enough: Whitewashing in 2018

Hi. My name is Jeff Trainor. I’m a member of the Chicago Inclusion Project and an actor here in Chicago. I wanted to say something to the white actors and performers in this city. If you are accepting roles to play characters that are not of your racial background, then you are actively contributing to the whitewashing of Chicago stages and stories. Representation is important. Its important for artists of all different races, genders, and physical capabilities to create, to be seen on stage, to have their voices heard and its important for the audiences coming to see shows to see themselves up on stage. So, to the white actors and performers in Chicago that are accepting roles to play cha

LOOKING FORWARD Chicago Shows We're Excited About

Continuing our support of productions that embrace inclusion for artists and audiences, below are shows open or opening soon in Chicago that we feel are moving our community forward. As a staff, we have not necessarily seen all of these shows but are really glad they are happening. We are excited to list shows that offer some or all of the following: - Non-traditional casting - Accessible storytelling - Variety of perspectives on the design and production teams - Playwrights/Directors from underrepresented communities - Diversity in season programming Buy tickets to shows that celebrate inclusion. Then write to producers and tell them you want more of it. Decision makers are led by numbers

LOOKING FORWARD Chicago Shows We're Excited About

Continuing our support of productions that embrace inclusion for artists and audiences, below are shows open or opening soon in Chicago that we feel are moving our community forward. As a staff, we have not necessarily seen all of these shows but are really glad they are happening. We are excited to list shows that offer some or all of the following: - Non-traditional casting - Accessible storytelling - Variety of perspectives on the design and production teams - Playwrights/Directors from underrepresented communities - Diversity in season programming Buy tickets to shows that celebrate inclusion. Then write to producers and tell them you want more of it. Decision makers are led by numbers

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