“In the best of worlds, as actors, we should be able to do whatever roles we’re right for—at base—in a perfect world. It’s not a perfect world, so there are policies that have to be put into place to even out the playing field. I think it’s really important to see people of color onstage...it’s so cliche but it’s like, “If you can see it, you can be it.” I think it’s important that all of our stories are represented.”
We talk with Lortel nominee and Audelco winner Sharon Washington about her recent writing debut of her autobiographical solo show, originating a role in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, and finding your truth-tellers.
Recommendation: “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds
Shout out: Coleman Domingo