"Meeting Noma and seeing her on stage was like meeting my older self."
“Noma was chosen because she was the best actress for the job.”
The star who starred in Harry Potter welcomes diversity to Hogwarts.
Noma Dumezweni said the prejudice criticism "stems from ignorance."
Without asking permission, strangers touch my afro and seem surprised when I don't welcome the behavior. I receive compliments on how beautiful my skin tone is, because it's not too dark. These are not compliments, this is a form of racism.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" premieres this summer in London.
Now millions of Black girls AND women will see this story in a whole new way and more importantly, they will see themselves in the smartest, kindest, most useful character in the entire Harry Potter series. Eventually, Black girls will start to see themselves as limitless. What could possibly be wrong with that?
The Swaziland-born actress is the chosen one.
In all my theater-going days, I don't remember seeing a production that would likely give me nightmares. The thought had never crossed my mind. Until, that is, I went to the Pleasance Company and witnessed The Curing Room, David Ian Lee's import from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.