Cancelled Production of "West Side Story" Shows that Colleges Still Don't Understand How to Cast Roles of Color

Cancelled Production of "West Side Story" Shows that Colleges Still Don't Understand How to Cast Roles of Color

While many within the Kent State University theatre community were excited about the possibility of performing the iconic West Side Story this fall, unfortunately, their hopes have been dashed. This past week it was announced that due to the backlash of casting non-Latinx performers in Latinx roles, theatre administrators decided to cancel the production and perform a different musical instead.

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