Seriously, what the fuck, Equity!? | Union Criticizes ‘Hamilton’ Casting Call Seeking Nonwhite Actors https://t.co/ZhUGxddHen— ben (@beardyblue) March 30, 2016
Actors Equity has made a statement, more or less siding with the human rights lawyer alleging discrimination by the show against white actors.
A spokeswoman for Actors’ Equity, Maria Somma, said the Hamilton casting call was “absolutely inconsistent with Equity’s policy [...] we want to encourage that everyone has an equal opportunity to go in and audition for shows.” Equity-approved casting calls for “Hamilton” use less restrictive language, asking for “performers of all ethnic and racial background.”
However, a spokesperson for the Commission on Human Rights says they have not received a complaint against the casting call.
Hamilton producers have also released a statement saying they will reword the casting call and welcome all races to audition...but they're still gonna keep doing what they're doing.