The most idiotic thing is to cast according to physical characteristics. “That actor looks like a king”. What does that mean? Must all kings look like Edward VII? “This one here has a commanding presence.” How many ways of commanding are there? “That woman is too noble looking to play Mother Courage.” Too noble? Go look at the fishwives.
I originally came up with the idea of T2 Theatre after reading a quote by Brecht on how plays are cast according to type. I think there is so much unearthed exciting talent in the industry that has been undiscovered because of peoples obsession with type casting roles. We will endorse, encourage and promote inclusivity.
When Rob told me about this project, I knew I had to be a part of it! The idea of a company and platform that actively aims to give equal opportunities to all is something I want to help develop and nurture. I can't wait for you to see what we have planned!