(College Fix) – ‘Whenever you put white people in the title of a play, people get tense, right?’
Emory University’s Tarbutton Performing Arts Center recently featured the play “Snowflakes, or Rare White People,” which according to its professor/director is an examination of whiteness as a “paranoid structure.”
The play takes place in 23rd century “Nueva New York” where white people are a federally “protected population.” Two whites are brought to the Hall of Caucasian Peoples as a living exhibit.
Original creator Dustin Chinn notes that a 19-century “Hall of Asian Peoples” exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History is the basis for his play’s premise.
Professor Nick Fesette said his Emory production “seeks to turn this narrative…Emory U. puts on play about whiteness as a ‘paranoid structure’ | The College Fix