The ASUO Women's Center is reworking the casting process for this year's production of "The Vagina Monologues" in response to protests that last year's production underrepresented various communities of women.
Instead of holding auditions, the producers will solicit nominations from several student groups, as well as the Women's and Gender Studies Program, to assemble a potential cast. The final casting decision will be made by a volunteer selection committee. http://www.dailyemerald.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/12/01/41ad9615220ae
the only thing that bothers me about this is where they say that they are going to look for people who are not so much "drama oriented" but who are active in promoting v.m. that seems to kind of defy the point. the people performing should be able to perform convincingly, don't you think?
i definitely agree that the women who are suppossed to be of color or of a larger size in the script should be played accordingly. casting a white woman as a black woman is just... well, it's stupid.