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

Whitesplained

 

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)

 

 

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s