Black Girl Problems, Race, Social Media, Theatre, Uncategorized



A little background. A local community theater group, (Olean Theatre Workshop), recently did an almost all female production of Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible.  In The Crucible, for those who may not be familiar, is a character named Tituba who is a black slave and calls for black actress to play the role.  Olean Theatre Workshop casted an elderly white woman to play Tituba and then changed the role to be of a gypsy (still historically problematic amoungst many other things) I spoke out and made a post.  These were the reactions I received. (Please note that Talia* is the only one out this group who has done professional work in music and theater. And that Dwain*, Kallie*, and Austin* have never done any work with Olean Theatre Workshop and are not people of color – all between the ages of 19-25)




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