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video: Trinity Rep’s Joe Wilson, Jr. Responds to Oklahoma! Protesters

Thursday, May 19, 2016

 

Trinity Repertory has released a video of actor Joe Wilson, Jr. discussing his playing Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, in response to protesters questioning recent casting and production decisions at the theater company this past weekend. 

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Trinity's Artistic Director Curt Columbus had addressed concerns from a group of protesters who stood outside the theater in Sunday in silent protest; Trinity shared WIlson's video on Wednesday. 

"Having a black actor play that part is a not-so-subtle reminder if it does echo contemporary themes, [that] is the function of theater...to provide us ways for the audience not to sit back but be a participant," said Wilson in the video. 

 

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