"Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege" Will Be Presented at City University

By Carey Purcell
05 Dec 2013

"Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege," a free showcase of plays and a folk opera addressing the subject of race in the United States, will be featured at the City University of New York Graduate Center Dec. 6, according to the New York Times.

The showcase comes from the New Black Fest and will be presented at 6:30 PM in the Graduate Center's Martin E. Segal Theater. A post-show discussion will follow the performance. 

The evening will feature Some Other Kid by A. Rey Pamatmat, Night Vision by Dominique Morisseau, Colored by Winter Miller, The Ballad of George Zimmerman by Dan O’Brien in a collaboration with the musician Quetzal Flores, No More Monsters Here by Marcus Gardley and Dressing by Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah.

The playwrights were commissioned by New Black Fest to write about the subject following the protests and discussions after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin.

Following the New York presentation, the work will be performed in other locations, including the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, GA; the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, CA; the Goodman Theater in Chicago, IL; Center Stage in Baltimore, MD; the Woolly Mammoth in Washington, D.C.; and The Public Theater and the National Black Theater in New York, NY. 

Visit thenewblackfest.org for more information.