ABOUT THE SHOW This searing satire examines race and identity in contemporary American society. Four actors portray more than 30 characters in a series of often-comedic snapshots that employ farcical stereotypes in order to shock, provoke, and ultimately highlight the corrosiveness of prejudice. When the characters finally cross the finish line, what’s revealed is the common denominator of humanity: a desire to know, to understand, to connect.
DATES October 24-November 17, 2019
LOCATION Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302
RUNNING TIME 80-minutes, no intermission
CAST to be announced
PRODUCTION TEAM Artistic Director - Pesha Rudnick Executive Producer - Alison Palmer Production Stage Manager - Misha S. Zimmerman Assistant Director - Kristen Adele Calhoun Scenic Design - Nate Bertone Costume Design - Erika Duan Sound Design - CeCe Smith Projection Design - Gregory Towle Lighting Design - Jacob Welch Property Design - Sara Bryant Production Manager - Reed Otto Technical Director - Benjamin Smith Assistant Stage Manager - Melissa Michelson
OPENING NIGHT Sunday, Oct 27, 2pm - SOLD OUT
CLOSING NIGHT Sunday, Nov 17, 2pm - $40
WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING + Colorado theater companies use drama and satire to confront racism without flinching - Joanne Ostrow, The Colorado Sun + From Steve Martin’s “Bright Star” to Cheryl Strayed’s “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 10 must-see fall plays in Colorado - Lisa Kennedy, The Denver Post + www.onstagecolorado.com/podcast-pesha-rudnick/
ARE YOU BIASED? Most of us consider ourselves “woke.” However, studies have shown that almost every individual holds biases based on a variety of factors. Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control.
Scientists at a number of leading universities have developed a test to gauge an individual’s implicit bias.
FURTHER READING FOR THE CURIOUS AUDIENCE MEMBER
Books White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge Being the Change by Sara K. Ahmed The Negro in America by Larry Cuban The Wisdom of Not-Knowing edited by Bob Chisholm & Jeff Harrison Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South by E. Patrick Johnson Velvet Rage by Alan Downs, PhD Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin Anger by Thich Nhat Hanh