A tight, living room drama of a family in crisis, Appropriate explores truth-telling and dark histories
By Heidi Norman, Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney
Review: Appropriate, directed by Wesley Enoch. Sydney Theatre Company.
Wesley Enoch’s exuberant return to the Sydney Theatre Company to direct African-American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate is a wild ride back to the power of live theatre.
This production is a deep dive into contemporary debates in America (and across most settler-colonial societies) about race, racism and its legacy. Jacobs-Jenkins unpicks and restitches the stories held within a white American plantation owning family. The once colonised are (almost) entirely absent from his…
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- Thursday, March 25, 2021