Update: BEAA lobby Ed Vaizey

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Theatrical Geographies

I have been quiet the last 6 months whilst I knuckled down to finish the monograph (more on that later….) but as part of British East Asian Artists, we lobbied the Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey, as he was setting up diversity initiatives to address the marginalisation of Black actors in mainstream culture. With the success of 12 Years a Slave, a lot of attention was being paid to the spate of Black British – and Asian – artists migrating to America seeking work. Once again, the lack of diversity in British media was the hot topic and it is a timely one for me as my book partly explores how racial-ethnic marginalisation encourages British East Asian theatre-makers to travel looking for work in America, but also China, Hong Kong and Singapore. In reverse, the fact that leading American practitioners cannot establish relationships to British theatres owing to a…

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Polymath. Writer. Eurasian Daisy Steiner. Best Cheerleader '93.

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