The Advocate

STAGING A REVOLUTION

ACTOR PETER KIM FIRST met playwright Radha Blank around 10 years ago when he was recruited to be a dialect coach for one of her projects. The pair “hit it off right off the bat,” he recalls. Blank developed a creative rapport with him, asking for his opinions.

The pair’s “chemistry” in this meeting established a working relationship that led to Netflix’s critically acclaimed comedy from Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions. Directed and written by Blank, the film is inspired by her life and the struggles she faced as a Black woman trying to retain her authentic voice in the entertainment industry.

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