A Minnesota Theater canceled their own production of Cinderella in recent days because workers at the company deemed the cast “too white” for 2021.
“Chanhassen Dinner Theatres was planning to stage Roger & Hammerstein’s classic play later this year but a director scrapped the show this week — slamming its lack of racial diversity,” twincities.com and Fox News reported.
“After careful consideration and with our ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we have made the decision to cancel our upcoming production,” it states.
“In addition to changing future programming, we are establishing new pre-production protocols. We will be inviting and paying [Black, Indigenous, People of Color] artists to analyze the production with our creative teams through a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens.”
h/t Fox News