NYU Black Renaissance Noire Winter 2014 - Page 74

Some producers and enablers of black bogeyman products like Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman use surrogates to sell their lucrative produce. Doumanian and Sonia Friedman produced the play, Mountaintop, which trivialized the actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the eve of his assassination. In a private email to me the playwright Katori Hall called me a misogynist for asserting in an interview that somebody would write a play holding a black male responsible for the shooting of Martin Luther King, Jr. I was responding, during an interview for Goatsmilk — a blog edited by playwright Wajahat Ali — to an ar