76 minutes | Mar 11, 2021

Episode 2: Black Hair

Johanna talks with Cassandra Freeman, Nikiya Mathis, and Cody Renard Richard about Black hair in theatre and film. Black actors' hair needs are continually neglected in the industry; producers are often woefully lacking in knowledge of the time, money, and work required to achieve various hairstyles. Companies often have no relationship with Black hair/wig stylists in their community, and leave Black actors to spend their own money and time on styling for their roles. In this episode, we discuss the ways theatre and film can end Black hair discrimination, and the effects such discrimination has had on Black artists.Mentioned in This Episode:Oscar JamesMolly RogersBridging The GapNational Black Hair & Makeup RegistryThe CCR Scholarship ProgramBroadway Advocacy CoalitionMore From Our Guests:Interview with CassandraCassandra's TwitterHAIRversations & HAIRstoriesNikiya's WebsiteInterview with CodyCody's WebsiteAdditional Resources:Black Hair GuideThe CROWN ActHair Love, A Short Film by Matthew A. Cherry8 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Black Women's HairHow Natural Black Hair at Work Became a Civil Rights Issue12 Reasons Why Hair Is Important in Black HistoryWho Decided Black Hair Is So Offensive Anyway?My Black Hair: A Tangled Story of Race and Politics in AmericaVisit our Bookshop for more reading recs!Support The Show: Donate or Join Our PatreonFind Us Online: dirtylaundrythepodcast.comInstagramFacebookTwitterHost: Johanna PanProducers: Shayna O'Neill & Johanna PanMusic: Jay OngAudio Engineer: Justin SabeTranscript
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