This is something I asked my friends a while back because we were talking about theater in casting.
Ok so pretend you directing a play. A High school musical production.
Two kids are auditioning for the same role, they both love the role and want it just as much.
One kid is white, one kid is black.
The white kid was fantastic at the audition and nailed everything. (Singing, dancing, acting, etc.)
The black kid did Good as well, but they did not do nearly as good as the job is the white kid.
The only problem in the situation is the character that they are both auditioning for is described as a black person and has been played by predominantly black actors for a period of time. (Is not required but its been highly encroached)
As the director, who would you give the role to?
Ill share my answer later.
- Talent over race. The white kid gets it.Vote A
- If the character supposed to be black than it should go to the black kid.Vote B
- ResultsVote C
we did the musical Fame, I played a character named Miss Sherman who is been play predominately by black people, I had to sing soul and talk about how I was from the ghettos. I am a white girl, but nobody really paid attention to that they paid tension to how I played as a teacher who really cared about her students and could sing.
Most Helpful Guy
It reminded me of the movie, C. A. M. P where they had a black kid playing fiddler on the roof 😂. I'd go with the black kid, although it would make more sense to just switch around the roles so that a kid who got another part would play the character in question and put the white kid somewhere that fits him better0
Most Helpful Girl
Black kid should get the role and the white kid get another important role, or even possibly a leadership position if there are no roles left (since this is a high school production it's about furthering the kids talent which this would do.)
People go too far when they decide to get creative with the casting, because some instances it takes away from the message of the book. It'd be like Huckleberry Finn without a black guy. How would that make sense.0