"The Nightingale" Panel Summary
On July 22, 2012, La Jolla Playhouse held a panel discussion regarding the casting of their Page To Stage production of "The Nightingale". Though the musical is set in China, only 2 Asian Americans were cast in a company of 12. AAPAC Steering Committee Members, Cindy Cheung and Christine Toy Johnson, were invited to discuss the the lack of Asian actors in their "multi cultural" cast.
Jeanine Hillis, Moderator
Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director, La Jolla Playhouse
Cindy Cheung, AAPAC Steering Committee Member
Christine Toy Johnson, AAPAC Steering Committee Member
Moises Kaufman, Director, "The Nightingale"
Andy Lowe, Producer & Founder, Chinese Pirate Productions
Tara Rubin, Casting Director, "The Nightingale"