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re: How does something as underdeveloped as SUPERHERO get produced on that level?
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 10:56 pm EST 03/07/19
In reply to: re: How does something as underdeveloped as SUPERHERO get produced on that level? - Pashacar 07:02 pm EST 03/07/19

I don't see anything at all bizarre or inaccurate in what I wrote. Because there has fairly recently been a huge, laudable push to represent diverse voices in theater, especially in terms of playwriting, I honestly think that some (NOT all) of the plays by non-white male playwrights that feature characters of diverse races are chosen largely because they are by non-white male playwrights and feature characters of diverse races, even when the plays are not worthy of production or, at least not ready for production. Recent examples, in my opinion, include DADDY and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN.

But as I also noted in my post, some plays are chosen for production because they were written by established playwrights -- very often, but not always, white men -- with whom the theater has a relationship (e.g., Terrence McNally, John Patrick Shanley), not based on the quality of the scripts. In both cases, the quality and stageworthiness of the scripts is not the primary consideration.
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