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  • fiddler in yiddish 03/20/2018  6:59pm

    P.O.C. lets all book those aea appts. and show up to this call and give the caucasians are run for there money.


    ThisguyisonfireOBVY

    Um yeah except technically speaking Jews aren’t Caucasians, even if we all seem white to you.

    FierceConversations 03/20/2018  8:01pm

    If you don't speak Yiddish, I'd disagree (Jew of color here) with this sentiment.

    AllonsyAlonso 03/20/2018  8:03pm

    For Jews of color who speak Yiddish, however, I say 100% go for it! Don't be dissuaded.

    AllonsyAlonso 03/20/2018  8:07pm

    If you are for having actors of actual Latin descent, even if distant and nonArgentinian and physically white, be the only people in a production of Evita yet think this is a good idea, be clear in your intentions - you just want more job opportunities for yourself.

    tinabelcher 03/20/2018  8:59pm

    Also, the people that Fiddler is based on looked a certain way ie not black, not, Asian, not hispanic. Since it is a piece about a specific time, location, and group of people (rather, 2 groups of people), the physicality of the performers should be taken into heavy consideration.

    tinabelcher 03/20/2018  9:02pm

    Not all Jews are white, but in any case it's interesting that racist posts are cool here.

    ArtDirector91 03/20/2018  9:37pm

    Initial poster has to be a troll. This is fiddler Eastern European Jews. By all mean anyone go. But if I saw a black person in fiddler it would strictly be for diversity not being true to script. It would not work historically. Married to a historian there were no African American Jews in being chased by Cossacks

    wontsingbeforenoon 03/20/2018  9:37pm

    Correct, not all jew s are white. But we are talking about a specific time and a specific location.

    tinabelcher 03/20/2018  9:47pm

    What's the audition info? Time, location?

    Welvek 03/20/2018  10:22pm

    If you google it the listing is on Play bill

    littleeagle 03/20/2018  10:36pm

    This was a joke ya’ll but seriously how would you feel if latinx and african Americans showed up to this and had no Yiddish Jewish heritage?

    ThisguyisonfireOBVY 03/20/2018  11:20pm

    I don't care about your heritage, I do care about the visually incorrect picture of having people with non-eastern European features in a very specific period piece

    tinabelcher 03/20/2018  11:29pm

    I’m exactly what should be cast in this show and I wouldn’t care. People wanna be seen let them be seen. I also know several people who get cast by them who aren’t Jewish. And I hate to bring up this show but I also look like I can be in Evita and So I wouldn’t care if someone got fiddler over me who was Latina if she looked historically accurate. Who cares about someone’s fucking background learn Yiddish and fucking go. Just like I can do fucking Evita.

    wontsingbeforenoon 03/20/2018  11:31pm

    Cool, just when I thought coming to this site simply meant finding out about Audition Updates. Racist updates too! CooOOOOL. (I’m AA and take offense to the tone this thread has taken on)

    CarmenSandiego 03/21/2018  12:10am

    "This was a joke ya’ll but seriously how would you feel if latinx and african Americans showed up to this and had no Yiddish Jewish heritage?"

    Actually one of the finest Shylocks I've ever seen was played by a Greek-Canadian actor named George Sperdakos.

    Ron Gielgud 03/21/2018  12:18am

    Curious to know how anything said here is racist? I am saying a show based on a specific moment in history, a spscific location, and two specific groups of people should stick with actors that look like the people in that moment in history.

    tinabelcher 03/21/2018  12:26am

    Perhaps people just mean the topic of race in general being racist. I’m literally dating anyone should go to this audition lol but if the theatre wants to cast eastern euro looking jews that literally and historically makes the most sense. I said LOOK right not anything else. Not background just look. I know there’s black Jews again go idgaf BUT they didn’t exist in that time.

    wontsingbeforenoon 03/21/2018  12:31am

    Elsewhere dark skinned Jews yea but not there

    wontsingbeforenoon 03/21/2018  12:32am