Antie Wi’oekal: Laying a trope out to bleed Mia Arderne September 8, 2022

Antie Wi’oekal: Laying a trope out to bleed

This shrill shrewd coloured woman trope, as we’ve so often seen her depicted, as we continue to represent her, whether for tragedy or for laughs, is rooted in a gendered, racialised, class-specific gaze. These characters, these aunties, their way of speaking and being have been mined for comedic value by many. Coloured woman are often reduced to a punch-line. Unworthy of specificity or backstory. Here, it’s deconstructed.This production does something remarkable in showing this up. It caricaturizes and problematizes simultaneously…

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