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, 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.
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.
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"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