The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
Published by Dramatists Play Service
Large Mixed Cast
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 has an 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 to the Nineties, Viveca blithely sails through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism and Broadway showbiz
Until she's finally forced to face the devastating effect self-denial has had on her life
"[a] sharp and tasty new musical charming as the show ingeniously turns professional perkiness, the lifeblood of the American musical, into a funny, poignant comment on ethnic self-denial" ~ NY Times
"The play opens with an explosion of musicaccessible and enjoyable to people of all races and gendersthe bubbly mixture of humor and pathos makes for an entertaining - but not feather weight - show" ~ Pioneer Press
"Soul-baring, passionate musicalChilds' ruminations speak with wisdom and resonance not only to African-American audiences that share her experience and reference, but to any sensitive soul who ever has been on the outside, struggling to fit in" ~ Star Tribune