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Hooded; Or Being Black For Dummies

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Overview

Produced by:
Undiscovered Works with Executive Producers Ruth & William Isenberg and Leah S. Abrams
Dates:
June 11 - July 03, 2022
Run Time:
1 Hour, 55 Minutes
Intermission:
Yes, included in run time.
Theater:
Showing in Theater
Tickets:
$30 (59E59 Member price: $25)

Show Info

By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
Directed by George Anthony Richardson

With Mia Y. Anderson, Zachary Desmond, Henry James Eden, Tjaša Ferme, Emma Nadine Onasch, Maddie Small, Lambert Tamin, Tarrence J. Taylor, trajan clayton, Maddie Thomas, and Keith Weiss

Marquis is a book smart prep-schooler living with his adoptive white family in the affluent suburb of Achievement Heights; Tru is a street savvy kid from the inner city of Baltimore. Their worlds overlap in a holding cell — a first for Marquis, who has been protected by his family’s privilege, but all too familiar to Tru. They butt heads, debate, wrestle, and ultimately prove Nietzsche and Tupac were really saying the same thing. 

Described by The Washington Post as “entirely fearless,” HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES is a wickedly whimsical story chronicling two polar experiences of growing up black in America.

Mia Y.
Anderson
Zachary
Desmond
Henry James
Eden
Tjaša
Ferme
Emma Nadine
Onasch
Maddie
Small
Lambert
Tamin
Tarrence J.
Taylor
trajan
clayton,
Understudy
Keith
Weiss,
Understudy

Producing Company

Undiscovered Works

Undiscovered Works celebrates and builds community through storytelling of all kinds. Dedicated to supporting artists as they develop new work, our ensemble-based productions bring to light the social issues of our times, all the while entertaining and inspiring dialogue. Our storytelling series features plays, music, poetry, comedy, and more along with highlighting the non-profit organizations who care for our neighbors. We believe that storytelling inspires action and change in the world.

Read more at: http://www.undiscoveredworks.org


Reviews

"Chisholm writes with fury and indignation while making the show fresh, funny and entirely fearless…" – The Washington Post

"a darkly comedic and deeply astute look at the many ways of being black in America" – SF Chronicle

"one of the more psychologically, spiritually rich plays you are likely to see on the stage." Broadway World


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