re: MISS SAIGON, Mackintosh, Pryce, and Briones
Posted by: BroadwayTonyJ 01:28 pm EDT 04/20/24
In reply to: re: MISS SAIGON, Mackintosh, Pryce, and Briones - WaymanWong 12:36 pm EDT 04/20/24

I never said that Asian actors are on a level playing field with white actors. I know they are not, at least not in the acting field on Broadway or in most American produced movies. Much of my family is Asian-American, so everything you are saying I hear firsthand almost every other day. However, no one in my family has ever been in the acting business. I did some casual acting in high school and at the U. of Illinois from 1962 through 1970. I actually enjoyed it but (for me) it's much too unreliable a way to make a living. My Asian-American relatives include a chemist, a college professor, a restaurant owner, and several nieces and nephews, who work in sales, accounting, and some sort of customer service.

I think the only solution to the dilemma that Asian-American actors face today is for wealthy Asian-American entrepreneurs to become more actively involved in film and theatre, much like what is happening in Korea with films like Parasite or with Asian-Americans like Daniel Kwan and Jon Chu whose films like Crazy Rich Asians and Everything Everywhere All at Once are incredible. I also greatly admire what Chay Yew did in Chicago for over a decade at Victory Gardens Theatre -- I wish he would come back to my area. We really need him.
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