“When I went to grad school I wrote a paper about how I feel blackface affected how we view us on stage through naturalism. The Chitlin Circuit, these overtly expressive performances I feel have affected how we view ourselves. We go ‘Oh, they aren’t yelling at the table, they must not be black.’ Noooo, they’re black, so therefore, they’re black.”
We talk with Morgan Siobhan Green about making your voice heard in the rehearsal room, liberating yourself from the black monolithic acting algorithm, and stretching to make room for the next generation.
Recommendation: Black Panther
Shout out: Stacy McClesky, Jelani Alladin, Ciara