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re: Center Theatre Group Will Present Slave Play After All
Posted by: AC126748 12:52 pm EDT 10/13/21
In reply to: re: Center Theatre Group Will Present Slave Play After All - Singapore/Fling 11:32 am EDT 10/13/21

Good news all around, but it does make one wonder if Harris talked to CTG before he pulled his play. Seems Harris didn't do his research, which undercuts his activism, or CTG responded to his criticism (and I'd presume that of others) by programming their next season with majority female or non-binary playwrights... though for a non-profit of that size, programming a season can't be done in a week or two, so this was likely in the works already.

Harris tweeted that the changes to the 2022-23 season came as part of the discussion surrounding his withdrawal of SLAVE PLAY, and that the theater has committed to nearly $100K in grants for Black, women-identifying playwrights. (See link.) I can't verify whether that's entirely true, but even if an all or majority woman/trans season was in the works, that doesn't change the fact that CTG programmed a 90% male season for this year, does it? He drew attention to a very real issue that others had also highlighted, but he was able to put a lot more eyes on it than most because of his social media clout.
Link https://twitter.com/jeremyoharris/status/1448105591000518662
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