Playwright objects to Indian cast

PTI
Published Nov 18, 2015, 6:44 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 2:06 am IST
The college production of play Jesus in India was to be performed at Clarion University
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New York: A play set in India and to be performed at a US varsity has been cancelled on Tuesday after its Korean-American playwright objected to casting of white actors as Indian characters and sending a “dehumanising” message to minority students.

The college production of play Jesus in India was to be performed at Clarion University, a state institution in Pennsylvania with a student body of about 5,400.

 

However, its playwright Suh withdrew permissions for the production after white actors were cast as Indian characters, leading to a raging debate on lack of diversity in theatre.

The play “depicts Jesus as a foul-mouthed stoner wandering through India, jamming on his guitar and talking Buddhism with his new buddies,” a report in The New York Times said.     

 

 

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