I joined the Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC) in the summer of 2015. Though not a founding member, I felt very much a part of the movement they created, having been to every AAPAC event since its inception in 2011. One of the early AAPAC forums had a profound impact on me as a playwright when I listened to another more established playwright share how he specified the race of all of his characters after realizing that if he didn’t, his plays would be cast with white actors by default.
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