The danger of a single story

“The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, it’s that they are incomplete. It makes one story become the only story.”

In this Ted Talk, Chimamanda Adichie talks about the importance of multiple narratives and their relationship to power and understanding.

~ by volcanotheatre on January 25, 2010.

3 Responses to “The danger of a single story”

  1. This is why theatre is important. Bravo, and thanks.

  2. We all need to wake up and embrace the concept of a balanced story, especially that we have always constructed Africa as a “country”, and a place ladened with diseases and deaths, as often dramatically represented on worldvision.

  3. I agree with the two comments. I’m an Asst. Director on all three shows and I’m very proud of the varied stories being developed. At the end of each rehearsal day our (the actors and design team) process leaves me both drained and filled. Drained of misconceptions and full of inspiration, new thoughts and ideas. I am finding myself searching the internet to find other thoughts and ideas to bring to the rehearsal and so I thank you all for participating in this blog and I encourage you to share links you find pertinent.

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