A girl torn between her African-American and Native American heritage is at the center of My Red Hand, My Black Hand, an educational play by Obie winner Dael Orlandersmith, touring through Connecticut schools Oct. 9-Nov. 16. A special performance of My Red Hand, My Black Hand, open to the public, will be given Oct. 23 at the Long Wharf Theatre.
Sarah Peterson (Race, Gary Grinkle's Battles With Wrinkles and Other Troubles in Mudgeville) directs the drama about the search for racial identity and belonging. Orlandersmith won her Obie for Beauty's Daughter. Recent works include The Gimmick, Monster and the upcoming world premiere of Yellowman, co-produced with the Long Wharf Theatre.
My Red Hand, My Black Hand features Mary Hodges (Daughter), Jack Burning (Father) and Sandra Mills Scott (Mother).
The tour will visit middle and high schools in Ansonia, Bridgeport, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, Newton, North Brandford, Redding, Stamford, Westbrook and Woodbridge.