"Everybody wants to consume Africa in a certain way...they've already taken so much in terms of our stories and our culture...Let us have our narratives back."
We get back into the swing of things as we chat with Lortel-winning playwright-performer Jocelyn Bioh! We chat about finding her comedic playwriting voice, navigating grad school programs, and reclaiming African narratives with School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play.
Recommendation: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi, "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
Shout out: Jeremy O’Harris, Donja R. Love, Aleshea Harris, all black playwrights doing their thing, Brandon Jacob-Jenkins