Assistant Professor of TheaterWesleyan University
Rashida Z. Shaw, Ph.D.
Re: “Talking Back” to Tyler Perry: Problematic Representations of Domestic Violence in For Colored Girls
Troubled AdaptationAs a professor of Black theater, I found myself conflicted with the rise of student and popular interest in Perry's film version of Shange's important text, particularly because most people were believing this film to be true to the Ntozake Shan ...
Speaking about responsibilty...I also thank you for your clip and post Timeka. Three words that Perry said in his conversation with Soledad O'Brien stand out to me: "responsibility," "ownership," and "generations." Moving forward, I am interested in s ...
Consider the ComplexityI thank all of you for your comments and extending the conversation. It is clear that there is a lot of work that still needs to be done in order to disentangle the nuances of Perry spectatorship, within and across the mediums of theater, film, and televi ...