|Reviewing the situation, it looks pretty lily-white|
|Last Edit: WaymanWong 08:22 pm EDT 08/20/19|
|Posted by: WaymanWong 08:13 pm EDT 08/20/19|
|In reply to: There should be more Black Women Critics, but there aren't zero. - dlevy 10:15 am EDT 08/20/19|
|Or so it appears among the established New York theater critics, even in 2019.
There are 29 current members in the New York Drama Critics' Circle; 21 are men and 8 are women. And they're all are white.
Critics laud diversity in the theater, but somehow that diversity seems lacking among their own ranks.
For years, the New Yorker's Hilton Als, who's African-American and a 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner for criticism, was the Critics' Circle solo person of color. Did he recently withdraw? Because he's no longer listed among its current membership.
Anyway, earlier this year, Als spoke at Northwestern and said that he has tried to use his position to bring more artists of color into the New Yorker and spotlight minority artists who are often overlooked by majority-white publications.
Als said he was ''proud of how digital media has brought in more and more diverse young writers. But to this day, he still feels that there is work to be done. Als mentioned that when he gets complimentary tickets from PR people outside theaters, many of them treat him with trepidation.'' Als added: ''There’s still that. That’s a drag.”
|Link||The Daily Northwestern: New Yorker critic Hilton Als talks about criticism and representation|
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