Yesterday, Actors’ Equity officially applauded a wording change in the casting notice for Hamilton. The tweet was controversial because it begged the question about being able to cast by race – something that doesn’t appear to be an issue if the casting notice calls exclusively for Caucasians. That tweet:
spurred a significant Internet backlash. Equity has since deleted the tweet.
Today, Equity issued another tweet with a photograph of a letter over the signatures of Equity President Kate Shindle and Executive Director Mary McColl: