Monday, October 26

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Theater artists say Canadian theater is ‘predominantly white’ – The Canadian News

As with businesses and industries of all stripes, the Canadian theater industry has had to take a hard look at systemic racism in the field and its impact on People of Color (POC), both on and off the stage. The Canadian theater landscape is considered by many to be "predominantly white" and POCs have to find their way around that systemic hurdle to work and succeed in the industry. "Racism and theater go hand in hand for me," says Qasim Khan, who currently works with the Stratford Festival. Khan is a Newmarket-raised stage, film and television actor. He says that, as a South Asian actor, he learned early on that dealing with racism was a given in his chosen profession. “My theatrical experience was immediately related to racism from my first year in drama school, so it is s...