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Representation and Responsibility: Perspectives on Equity, Casting, and the Performing Arts in the 21st Century

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  • Friday, October 26, 2018
  • 7 p.m.
  • Haertter Performing Arts Center at John Burroughs School, 755 S Price Road, St. Louis MO 63124
  • Free

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis launches a four-part series this fall exploring questions of representation and equity in the arts, entertainment, and media. Events continue through June 2019, including conversations about casting, film and television, the music industry, and the media. At each program, OTSL artists join other leaders in the field for a meaningful dialogue and Q&A with the audience to expand our collective understanding of these important issues – and to examine what role we play in creating a more equitable world in which to live and create art.

For the first program in the series, we explore the question of casting in opera and theatre, both locally and nationally. The conversation will be moderated by Adrienne Davis, Vice Provost and William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law at Washington University. Panelists include:

After the 75-minute panel discussion, audiences are encouraged to stay for an informal reception. The Representation and Responsibility series will continue with three more events in 2019, with further details to be announced in the weeks to come.

Admission is free, but registration through the OTSL box office is heavily encouraged.