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Excellent post from Vera Chok on The Print Room’s forthcoming #Yellowface production of Howard Barker’s new play In The Depths of Dead Love (January 2017).

The statement issued by the Print Room explaining that their new play is English and therefore needs a white cast is a PR car crash. The play in question is set in historical China and has characte…

Source: Whitewashing at The Print Room?


My debut doc has been submitted to The Women over 50s FilmFestival and Abandoned Adopted Here has just been given a bit of a social media spotlight check it out here

A special rapporteur for the UN has expressed serious concern about the Japanese government’s attempts to influence how textbooks describe the issue of the comfort women for the Imperial Jap…

Source: UN rapporteur speaks out against comfort women descriptions in Japanese textbooks

I totally concur with TFP being ingenious the decision to cancel is spitting the dummy out – “if I can’t play they way that I want to then no one is going to play at all, so there ya-boo-sucks!” Being serious it points to a deeper in equality of thought, understanding and frankly a willingness to communicate and basically sit down and talk. There is the rub I think both in the US and UK actual conversations about race, I don’t think ever happen. or if they do they descend into an unholy mess.It is the 21st century, we have technology that shrinks the world and our ability to literally see other nations, races, cultures. The reality of other people’s lives and yet we fail consistently in our back yards to be able to embrace what is “ours” what we have laid claim to and thus what we have to be responsible for, to accept in order for us all to move on.The the fun the creative challenge surely should be in mounting a production of The Mikado which is relevant and pertinent to todays society even though it is set in the past in a “make believe environment.” We don’t need to see productions cancelled or kept at arms length we need, The Mikados, The Othellos, The Merchants of Venice to be embraced and realised for the modern audience, the poly ethnic and diverse societies that exist

Source: To ‘Sulk in Solemn Silence…” is not good EITHER @NYGASP Another “LITTLE LIST” for you – also …#NAAP

How about “NO BOAT!” #NAAP should pick another show.

TFP speaks a whole lotta sense – again

Original from Barataria by Erik Hare

Yes, All Women

Authorities Rescue 382 Babies in Chinese Trafficking Sting.

Me at work with the talented and amazing cast for Vanessa Oakes new play A Ploughed Heart. What has an East Asian got to do with George Eliot, some might ask well you’ll have to either see the performed reading tonight or stay tuned for future developments



Today Jack, Tessa, Stefan, Lucy, Aimee, Shannon, Robert  and I worked the script


I now have lots more notes and only a few hours to make any changes


But it was great to spend a whole day unpicking the text in such detail


Thank you to Live & Local  and The George Eliot Fellowship for making it possible for us to spend this time together

See you all tomorrow for the show.

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British Director Films Social Movement Documentary in the Hope of Saving Hong Kong.

Reblog from The Real Hong Kong