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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:48 PM

When a Broadway-goer rails against a play as unfair to white people, the playwright responds




When a Broadway-goer rails against a play as unfair to white people, the playwright responds

https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/When-a-Broadway-goer-rails-against-a-play-as-14873540.php


Jeremy O. Harris is used to people leaving showings of "Slave Play" upset. The concept - three interracial couples who turn to Antebellum-era master-slave role-playing as a form of sexual therapy - has sown considerable offense, despite many critical raves about an edgy exploration of racism.

But nothing quite prepared the playwright behind the new Broadway show for an audience member's expletive-filled confrontation in the theater Friday evening, a moment caught partially on camera in which Harris says life imitated art.
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Clips that exploded online with retweets and comments show the woman shouting her displeasure at "a whole bunch of stuff about how white people don't get how racist they are." She says she has undergone hardships ranging from rape to false arrest to single motherhood. How, she yells, is she not marginalized?

"I never once said that you as a white woman were not a marginalized person," Harris responds. "But if you heard that in my play, I don't know what to tell you."

"Perhaps read it or see it again," he says.

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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 03:57 PM

1. Sold a bunch more tickets

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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:49 PM

2. It's weird how you can make it as abstract or 'other' as possible

And yet some white person (Full disclosure: white myself) will think you are talking trash about them.

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