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Report finds some gains for minority actors in NYC, but whites continue to be overrepresented

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February 12, 2013 - 12:34 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The percentage of minority actors working on Broadway and at the top 16 not-for-profit theatre companies in New York City rose to 23 per cent during the 2011-2012 season, but whites continue to be overrepresented, according to a new report.

The Asian American Performers Action Coalition released its annual report on ethnic representation on New York stages and found that African-American actors were cast in 16 per cent of all roles, Hispanics in 3 per cent and Asian-American actors in 3 per cent. Caucasians filled 77 per cent of all roles.

Black actors increased their representation by 2 per cent compared to last season, while Hispanics stayed the same as last season, and Asian-Americans saw their numbers tick up by 1 per cent.

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Online: http://www.aapacnyc.org

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