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Asian Invisible? - Unscripted - A Blog for Actors - Backstage

In regards to a recurring role on a new sit-com, two acquaintance friends asked me, “Is it a stereotypical Asian character you’re playing?” Hmm…?

I found it odd that that was the first question out of their mouths, as opposed to,“What’s your character’s name? What’s it like shooting in front of a live audience? What’s it like being on set?”

The truth is, a natural humanistic portrayal of the Asian-American subculture in this country has yet to make a permanent footprint in the parade of mainstream behavior.

We are not just the other white meat. And there’s no use in attempting to blend ourselves in as that.

Asian Invisible? Thoughts on the significant and rapidly declining number of roles for Asian actors on Broadway/Off-Broadway/theater - Ann Hu