Explore the World of Yellow Face

Yellow Face dramaturgy, by production Dramaturg Stephen Spotswood: https://sites.google.com/site/yellowfacedramaturgy/

The Miss Saigon casting controversy:

Jonathan Pryce, Miss Saigon and Equity's Decision - The New York Times, 1990
Miss Saigon Analysis video - This video provides some of the only available footage of Jonathan Pryce in yellow face, where he “wore eye prostheses and bronze crème to make himself look more Asian.”  Also included is an elaboration on the quotes referred to in Yellow Face by Actor’s Equity and Cameron Mackintosh.

Recent casting controversies:

   − 'Miss Saigon' coming to the Ordway, along with possible protests - Star Tribune, 2013
   − Don't Buy Miss Saigon: Our Truth Project: A photo and story project to counter the racist, sexist, colonialist musical Miss Saigon, from the perspective of the Vietnamese American Community.
   − The Nightingale Controversy: La Jolla Playhouse, 2012
   − After Complaints, ‘Millie’ Gets Thoroughly Modern Makeover for Dalton School, The New York Times, Jan 27, 2014

Asian American representation in the American theatre:

Asian-Americans: Why Can't We Get Cast In NYC? - National Public Radio, 2012
TCG Blog Salon: Diversity and inclusion in the American Theatre


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