Thursday, March 06, 2008

Good stories don't have colour

As Kwei-Armah pointed out last week at a discussion on the future of black playwriting organised by Talawa, an assumption persists that "black writing is somehow local, while white writing is universal". "It's patronising and segregating," says playwright Trish Cooke. "A good story is something that people can share and relate to, and those stories don't have colour."

From the margins to the mainstream - diverse UK playwriting at the Theatre Royal Stratford East explored in today's Guardian. Read the full article by clicking here.

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