I honestly think that Neil LaBute just wants to get under our skin.
When I went to college, there was a fraternity that had the following LaBute-esque motto: "Loved or hated, but never ignored." Sounds like this fits our playwright to a T.
He wrote an article calling for color-blind casting in all roles, including African-American, Asian-American, etc.
This is the dumbest idea I've ever heard.
Look, if you're telling a story about tea, or football, or war, then you can play with race, or gender. But if you're telling a story about Asians, doesn't it confuse the matter somewhat if you cast the piece with a bunch of Black people?
Maybe I'm crazy. Read the article, and let me know what you think...