NYC Casting Call Says ‘White Artists’ Will Be Paid Less Than ‘POC Artists,’ And Undergo ‘Mandatory’ Session Of ‘Anti-Racism Training’

A casting call was recently posted on Backstage, a website for actors and technicians, for a small ensemble play in New York City.

Underneath the “rehearsal” heading, the call stated that white actors who were cast in the show would participate in a mandatory “anti-racism training” session. That training session would not be mandatory for actors of other races.

Under the “compensation” heading, the call stated that actors of color would be paid more than white actors.