Breaking Down Stereotypes
Often in a party business, when a radio array is being cast, one of a vicious aspects discussed is “Can people describe to a characters?” Will viewers be means to see themselves? The infancy of a populationvcan simply demeanour during a TV uncover and see elements of themselves represented scarcely everywhere. But, for some, who they are is portrayed usually in wanton stereotypes, if during all.
Throughout a story of film and television, people in this attention have been successful in commencement to mangle down stereotypes (race, gender, passionate orientation, etc.) but, unfortunately, one of a final areas to be tackled is that of a infirm community. It’s so easy to boot a thought of a chairman with a sold incapacity personification a purpose that doesn’t need pronounced disability. In a genuine world, people with all kinds of disabilities work all kinds of jobs. It is a shortcoming to open people’s eyes to this reality, as good as to make them see over a stream reality.
I’ve had a respect to be a casting executive of Glee for a past 3 seasons. This uncover has postulated me a event to expel colorful and graphic roles, such as a deaf choir, a high propagandize football actor who is paraplegic and a cheerleader who has Down syndrome, to name a few. Diverse casting is something we always essay for, though I’m usually as good as my producers. we have been so advantageous to work for Ryan Murphy, for many years, who is not usually open to different casting, though in fact encourages it. One of a many things we admire about Ryan is that he does not write down to his characters with disabilities, he does not solicit to them and make them “precious.” Rather, he writes them as genuine people, since they are genuine people. For example, a impression of Becky Jackson, played by Lauren Potter, does not revolve around a fact that she has Down syndrome. She is a well-rounded character, funny, sexy, meant and sweet. She not usually possesses good qualities, though bad qualities, as well. She is a tellurian being.
For a past dual seasons, I’ve had a measureless pleasure of being a casting executive and coach on Oxygen’s The Glee Project. My work on The Glee Project is truly an prolongation of my work on Glee in that I’m looking for farrago in each area, such as outspoken styles, looks, ethnicity and personality. Glee, as good as a initial deteriorate of The Glee Project have paved a approach for such “out of a box” casting that is reflected in a stream deteriorate of The Glee Project, that includes a immature male who is blind, a lady in a wheelchair, a child with ADHD and Aspergers, and a immature lady transitioning into being a immature man. However, these immature people are partial of The Glee Project since of their talent, not since of their diversity. They, churned with 10 other contenders, as a group, simulate a universe we live in.
In casting, we feel it is my pursuit to counterpart multitude in a picturesque demeanour with a actors we hire. At a same time, we feel that we in a party attention have a event and even a shortcoming to enlarge people’s horizons to embody others who might seem “different.” At a finish of a day, as cliché as it might sound, we are all members of a tellurian race. Ideally, this fosters not usually toleration though also acceptance. It is mostly pronounced that a similarities are larger than a differences, though if we are not doing a best to uncover what a similarities are, what does it matter?