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Focusing on Celine Song, Tori Sampson, Aleesha Harris, Claire Kiechel, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu, Ming Peiffer, Whitney White, Clare Barron, Majkin Holmquist, Genne Murphy, and Aziza Barnes
Last Edit: Singapore/Fling 11:52 pm EDT 10/05/21
Posted by: Singapore/Fling 11:51 pm EDT 10/05/21
In reply to: re: Isn't he withdrawing women actors (and men and POC and non-POC actors) work weeks by doing this action? - PlayWiz 11:07 pm EDT 10/05/21

Your target seems to be moving a bit. In terms of Harris, he didn't just put the focus on HIMSELF, he also put it on Celine Song, Tori Sampson, Aleesha Harris, Claire Kiechel, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu, Ming Peiffer, Whitney White, Clare Barron, Majkin Holmquist, Genne Murphy, Aziza Barnes... and of course on CTG for only programming one female playwright in its entire season. All of these women deserve stages, and CTG could program works by any of them to fill that open slot.

In terms of CTG, they're presenting a controversial play that is also the most Tony-nominated play in history and whose controversy would help sell more tickets, so I question making it seem like they're the ones taking a huge risk on the most talked about play of the past few years.

If Harris is able to pull his play at this point, I am presuming he is doing so legally.... but if he's not, he's likely doing it with full awareness of what it will cost him monetarily (and, of course, he's also forgoing the money the theater would have paid him, on top of selling more copies of the book and getting more industry folks in LA to know his writing and hire him for more film gigs).
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