Everybody Rejoice! Black Bodies and the Cultural Significance of The Wiz: Live!, by Alysa Auriemma

Let’s just make it clear from jump – as a white woman, it is inherently difficult for me to talk about race and the importance of black media for women and people of color in general. At the very best, it might sound like I’m talking from a place of privilege. At worst, I’m talking down to my audience and insulting a group of which I know very little from a personal perspective. But as a musical theater person, I feel like I can say a few words about the placement of The Wiz as a cultural artifact, and why Read More …