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Force Continuum - Full Length Play

Force Continuum

Kia Corthron

Full Length Play

6m, 2f, 1boy(s)

ISBN: 9780822218173

Three generations of African-American New York City police officers: 1…

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Three generations of African-American New York City police officers: 1) twenty-four-year-old Dece, disillusioned and confused in a contemporary world of drug violence and brutality, whose present-day struggles go beyond the routine paradox of being both black and a cop: He and his vaguely racist white partner become indicted in the death of a black female civilian. 2) Dece's deceased parents—a practical, optimistic mother and a father frustrated by racism within the ranks of the force. 3) And Dece's grandfather, a man whose experience has instilled within him the awareness that there is a way out of the carnage and distrust between the African-American and police communities. A jagged, precarious journey whereby all gradually grasp that understanding comes not just through seeing others but hearing.
"The creator of this intense…new play is a singular voice among American playwrights…exceptionally eloquent…" —NY Times. "…a rich subject and a wise attitude." —NY Post.


6m, 2f, 1boy(s)

Kia Corthron

Kia Corthron

Kia Corthron's A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick premiered at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2010. Other plays include Moot the Messenger (Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival), Light Raise the Roof (New York Theatre Workshop), Snapshot Silhouette (Minneapolis' Children's Theatre), Slide Glide the Slippery Slope (Humana, Mark Taper Forum), The Venus de Milo Is Armed (Alabama ... view full profile

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