American Theatre: “The Great Comet of Internet Outrage”

I weight in on the Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 casting controversy.

To proclaim judgment prematurely shuts down any hope of respectful dialogue. We cannot come to a mutual understanding without a spirit of generosity and empathy (I need to remind myself of this too). To create lasting, systemic changes, we first need to be able to talk to each other. In our increasingly divided society, filled with echo chambers, we need to build our ranks, not cut ourselves off at the pass.

Read the rest of the op-ed here.


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