Published Articles by Writer Diedre Johnson
By Diedre Johnson The jaw-dropping sets of Black Panther and the Afrocentric costumes played an essential role in the storytelling and the performances on screen The majestic waterfalls, captivating scenes of a technologically-advanced Country, and actors in traditional African garb … Continued
Book Review by Diedre Johnson for Black Girl Nerds New York Times reporter Walter Thompson-Hernandez’s The Compton Cowboys is both a skilled insider’s look at a community of cowboys in the most unlikely of places and a homage to … Continued
By Diedre Johnson This version of “Dylan,” Sidney Michaels’ ’60s Broadway play about poet Dylan Thomas’ celebrated but unhappy life, demonstrates just how good a production can be. The show has funny, moving portrayals, top-notch lighting, and costumes, and effortless … Continued
Phillip Boutte Jr. is part of the team behind the tribal, yet tech, costumes we see in box office smash Black Panther. Boutte drew illustrations and collaborated with costume designer Ruth Carter to create the garments worn by heroes and villains alike in the fictional East African nation of Wakanda.
Remembering Carrie Fisher’s Epic Wishful Drinking Rehearsal By Diedre Johnson Among Carrie Fisher’s many talents was the ability to laugh at herself. According to reports, she had plans to do a sequel to her 2009 Broadway one-woman show, Wishful Drinking … Continued