Several cinemas in the region, which were addressed for advocating diversity, equality and inclusion, were the first to respond to the recent summer’s racial unrest. Then again, in response to hate crimes this spring
“This is an irreparable, scary and unfortunate act. But it symbolizes the LA Stage Alliance’s massive failure in recent years, ”said Danny Feldman, Pasadena Playhouse’s artistic director, who said the organization’s inadequacy had. It became clearer during the epidemic, “they lost the confidence of the community and this was a turning point.”
The LA Stage Alliance is a non-profit organization dating back to 1967. 1975, which sought to support theaters in Los Angeles. In addition to curating the Ovation Awards, it also maintains onstage: LA, a website listing and discount tickets, and publishes a digital art magazine called @This Stage.
Last summer, the organization laid off employees. An email to Executive Director Marco Gomez was answered by publicist Ken Werther, who said leaders declined to comment further.
Lee, in an interview on Monday, said she was uncomfortable being seen as the face of controversy. But was sad about the incident
- A wave of hatred and violence against Asian people across the United States kicked off last spring in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. Community leaders said the frenzy stems from former President Trump’s rhetoric that calls the coronavirus a “Chinese virus”.
- In New York, waves of expat fear and violence have been hit by the economic impact of the pandemic, which severely affected the Asian-American community in New York. Several community leaders said officials dismiss racism.
- In January, an 84-year-old man from Thailand was hit so badly that he fell to the ground in San Francisco, killing him in hospital two days later. The attacks that unfold in the video have turned into protesters cries.
- Eight people, including six Asian women, were killed in an Atlanta massage parlor on March 16.The suspect’s motive is under investigation. But Asian communities across the United States are on the alert because of last year’s attacks on Asian Americans.
- A man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime involving a violent attack against a Filipino woman near Times Square on March 30.The attack sparked outrage. More and more, after security footage showed that bystanders were unable to help women immediately.
“I try to be brave and try not to make it a big deal,” she says, “but when I read the entire post – all the anger and the pain it shows – I have to admit that this is anger and pain. painful And there have been many attempts to try to make the LA Stage Alliance more inclusive, and they have been largely ignored. ”
Deaf West Theater, the nation’s leading sign language theater, has been unsuccessful in interpreting this year’s Ovation for the Deaf. “All these oppression happen at once,” said DJ Kurs, the theater’s artistic director. Everyone is fighting in the same fight and we are fighting together. ”