Yellowface? We’re not talking about the David Henry Hwang play, of course. Despite its roots in racist practices of the 19th Century, Yellowface still pops up regularly on North American and British theater stages, often wallowing in stereotypes and caricature.
In light of what happened in St. Louis when the national theatre community was here for the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) conference from June 14–16, we, artists of color living in St. Louis, wanted to issue a statement.
On Friday, June 15, 2018, several of CAATA’s board members, affiliated Pan-Asian American artists, and colleagues attended Jerome Robbins’ Broadway at the 11,000-seat St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre, popularly known as The MUNY.