What’s a Black girl from sunny Southern California to do? White people are blowing up black girls in Birmingham churches. Black people are shouting “Black is Beautiful” while straightening their hair and coveting light skin.
Viveca Stanton’s answer: Slap on a bubbly smile and be as white as you can be!
In a humorous and pointed coming-of-age story spanning the sixties through the nineties, Viveca blithely sails through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism, and Broadway showbiz until she’s forced to face the devastating effect that self-denial has had on her life.
Karamu is excited to present this humorous musical that questions the toll assimilation takes on the African American artist in America. Directed by Nina Domingue.
The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is presented through a special agreement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.