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"My hope was that there was going to be a certain interrogation of the whole legacy that surrounds the Jungle Book...that is apparently not the case." -Jamil Khoury, founding artistic director at Silk Road Rising Theatre
With the arrival of a new Mary Zimmerman adaptation of The Jungle Book at the Goodman (a production which may head to NYC eventually) we ask how to adapt material that, while a cultural touchstone, exists in a history of oppression or uses dated racist imagery. Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising Jamil Khoury joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss his essay critiquing Zimmerman's seemingly flippant views on race revealed in a Chicago Magazine interview.
Later, Dr. Coya Paz shares her insights on the issue as a theatre director and as a former student of Ms. Zimmerman's. Growing up, Coya absolutely loved watching West Side Story, but looking back, was able to see the problematic racial elements of the way the movie was staged.