Playwright Ntozake Shange Talks about Tyler Perry and “For Colored Girls”
Checking back through my unread mail to find this interview from The Root. It’s being conducted by Harriette Cole, also a writer, at Ntozake (en-toh-zah-kee) Shange’s home in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York.Vodpod videos no longer available.
I note that she doesn’t necessarily love Madea, Perry’s notorious comic alter-ego. Otherwise, enjoy this ten-minute interview, which also includes a discussion about her newest work, Some Sing, Some Cry, a collaboration with her sister, Ifa Bayeza.
I’m glad that Shange is back. I’d often wondered what was up with her over the years, but hearing about the strokes saddened me. There is still a slight slur in her voice, but she’s still here, body and soul, fighting.
And she said in the Washington Post that there was more to the play, and she may bring those items out at a later date in another play.