Last night the writers of #AnythingGoes back in the 80’s came to see the show. There were a few things that needed to be rewritten/updated because, well.. “Times have changed...” and more of us are a #WokePeople; thank goodness! After several discussions between the cast/company, director (#MollySmith) and the writers, we got some things changed for the better! We still have a way to go, but it’s a good start! What a pleasure to have met them! #Grateful #RenoSweeney #SoaraJoyeRoss.
Our #HopeHarcourt explains it all best so I am Reposting @hurricanehelmi ・・・
Soooo...about last night:
We got to perform for John Weidman and Tom Crouse, book writers of Anything Goes! Our production has been working with them to help update and edit the book from the 80's in terms of racial sensitivity to flesh out two Chinese characters, Luke and John, who in the past, have been with few lines and heavy accents. In our production, they have been given more agency to participate in (and even come out on top!) of the grand game of cons and disguises as legitimate, non-accented Americans. References to more racially stigmatized phrases have also been edited in addition to descriptions of romantic advances because #21stcentury. WOOT! This is what I'm TALKING ABOUT!
I AM GRATEFUL. :D