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Against Black-Face Roles in German Theatre

Against Black-Face Roles in German Theatre
  
  

 


Why this is important

The German theatre use of "black-faced" white actors in roles written and designed for blacks subverts the intentions of the dramatists and denies work to black actors. On a broader scale, black-face demeans black Germans and reinforces racist societal and political positions of power.

Posted October 14, 2012
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