Drawing on the notion of a'welcome table'--a space where artists of all backgrounds can come together as equals to create theatre--th's contributors discuss casting practices as they relate to varying communities and contexts, including Middle Eastern American theatre, disability culture, multilingual performance, Native American theatre, color- and culturally-conscious casting, and casting as a means to dismantle stereotypes. Syler and Banks suggest that casting is a way to invite more people to the table so that the full breadth of US identities can be reflected onstage, and that casting is inherently a political act; because an actor's embodied presence both communicates a dramatic narrative and evokes cultural assumptions associated with appearance, skin color, gender, sexuality, and ability, casting choices are never neutral.By bringing together a variety of artistic perspectives to discuss common goals and particular concerns related to casting, this volume features the insights and experiences of a broad range of practitioners and experts across the field. As a resource-driven text suitable for both practitioners and academics, Casting a Movement seeks to frame and mobilize a social movement focused on casting, access, and representation. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "greatbookprices2" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.