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How should media respond when an artist limits reviews to critics who are Indigenous, black and people of colour?

It’s a basic principle of mainstream cultural journalism that artists should not pick which critics review them. But should artists be allowed to choose which colour of critic reviews them?

That is the hot potato thrown to all the Toronto newspapers, magazines and online outlets that cover theatre this week by Yolanda Bonnell, an up-and-coming Anishinaabe and South Asian playwright and performer.

On Tuesday night, her play bug – which had a short run at the 2018 Luminato festival, resulting in a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for outstanding new play – opens for a two-week run at Theatre Passe Muraille, and only certain critics have been invited.

Read the full article HERE on Globe and Mail. 















On Tuesday night, Yolanda Bonnell's play 'bug' opens for a two-week run at Theatre Passe Muraille, and only certain critics have been invited.

Source: Globe & Mail

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