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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, Halima Henderson, Ella Stoller, 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.


Please join us Sunday, June 26 after the 2:30PM performance for a discussion with some of our cast members about the many themes addressed in the play. In a conversation facilitated by Undiscovered Works' executive director who will talk a bit about the different themes that have come through in her production experiences with the play, actors will share their thoughts on what resonated with them in coming to the material and how that's shifted as they've told this story to multiple audiences. We'll want to hear from you, our audiences and young folks in particular, about what in the play speaks to you, what characters and feelings and experiences may feel familiar to you. And we'll all talk about what we may have learned about our own assumptions about identity, whether our own or others'.

Mia Y.
Anderson
Zachary
Desmond
Henry James
Eden
Tjaša
Ferme
Emma Nadine
Onasch
Maddie
Small
Lambert
Tamin
Tarrence J.
Taylor
trajan
clayton,
Understudy
Halima
Henderson,
Understudy
Ella
Stoller,
Understudy
Maddie
Thomas,
Understudy
Keith
Weiss,
Understudy
Lambert Tamin and Tarrence J. Taylor in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo Caption: Lambert Tamin and Tarrence J. Taylor in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Emma Nadine Onasch, Maddie Small, Tjaša Ferme, and Tarrence J. Taylor in HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo Caption: Emma Nadine Onasch, Maddie Small, Tjaša Ferme, and Tarrence J. Taylor in HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Emma Nadine Onasch and Lambert Tamin in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo Caption: Emma Nadine Onasch and Lambert Tamin in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Mia Y. Anderson, Maddie Small, Tarrence J. Taylor, and Lambert Tamin in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo Caption: Mia Y. Anderson, Maddie Small, Tarrence J. Taylor, and Lambert Tamin in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Lambert Tamin and Henry James Eden in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo Caption: Lambert Tamin and Henry James Eden in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Lambert Tamin and Tarrence J. Taylor in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo Caption: Lambert Tamin and Tarrence J. Taylor in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Zachary Desmond in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo Caption: Zachary Desmond in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Tjaša Ferme, Maddie Small, Emma Nadine Onasch, Lambert Tamin, Zachary Desmond, and Henry James Eden in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo Caption: Tjaša Ferme, Maddie Small, Emma Nadine Onasch, Lambert Tamin, Zachary Desmond, and Henry James Eden in HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Photo: Carol Rosegg
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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

"An imaginative and occasionally metaphysical comedy"
"[Chisholm is] a provocative and spirited writer whose inkwell overflows onto the page." – The New York Times

"Terrific... deserve[s] to be discovered by a wide audience"
"A smartly crafted journey from cartoonish comedy to realistic drama and beyond"
"There have been quite a few plays this season, both on and off Broadway, examining race in America. HOODED; OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES stands up to the best of them."
 – Talkin' Broadway


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