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Dominique Morisseau Pulls ‘Paradise Blue’ From Geffen Playhouse, Says Black Women Were ‘Verbally Abused’

comes a week after the play’s west coast premiere.In a lengthy statement posted Nov. 24 to her Facebook page, Morriseau announced the decision to pull the play, and said she expected the Geffen Playhouse to dismiss and sweep the matter “under the rug.”Morisseau didn’t go into detail about what precisely had occurred, but she said that unnamed Black women working on the play were “verbally abused and diminished,” and that Geffen Playhouse didn’t deal the matter appropriately.

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comes a week after the play’s west coast premiere.In a lengthy statement posted Nov. 24 to her Facebook page, Morriseau announced the decision to pull the play, and said she expected the Geffen Playhouse to dismiss and sweep the matter “under the rug.”Morisseau didn’t go into detail about what precisely had occurred, but she said that unnamed Black women working on the play were “verbally abused and diminished,” and that Geffen Playhouse didn’t deal the matter appropriately.
The 8th edition of the Simon Nkoli Collective’s Simon Nkoli Memorial Lecture (SNML) takes place on 26 November in Pretoria and online. It’s a space that has been central in preserving and building on the legacy of South African anti-Apartheid struggle icon and pioneer of the gay rights movement.

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