Demetrius is an entitled, possessive, insensitive womanizer who holds a position of power in a man’s world. He takes advantage of the male-dominated society in which he lives, and, in the end, he wins.
As we move into a world where more and more non-traditional and immersive theatre is being created, it’s important to ask: how are the creators of these stories documenting them so that other artists can benefit?
When I think about the dozens of characters I’ve portrayed on stage and screen over the years, I wonder if in fact I was misappropriating some of those parts, and if others would have criticized me in those roles.
I had spent most of my life singing as a white person. If I was performing in a Mozart opera, I would pretend I was the white person who would have been that character. Everything was two steps removed from me.