Has racism gone too far?
A suburban Minneapolis theater company has canceled its production of “Cinderella” because the cast was “too white”
“It was 98 percent White,” the theater’s director, Michael Brindisi, said of the show’s actors Wednesday. “That doesn’t work with what we’re saying we’re going to do.”
Brindisi said he considered to recast but then decided to “Scrap this and start fresh with a clean slate”
In a statement made by a diversity consultant the production company hired, “After careful consideration and with our ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we have made the decision to cancel our upcoming production,” it states.
“In addition to changing future programming, we are establishing new pre-production protocols. We will be inviting and paying [Black, Indigenous, People of Color] artists to analyze the production with our creative teams through a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens.”