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Winter Miller

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10 Minute Play, Drama

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573704260

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: Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


10 Minute Play


10 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Day, an outdoor subway platform in Brooklyn.


No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


Intense Adult Themes


Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


From Off-Broadway

Interactions between passengers on a subway ride escalate dangerously.
"The playwrights [of Facing Our Truth...] are Latino, white, Middle Eastern, Asian-American and black ... [The theatre event] was inspired by the debates and nationwide protests that greeted George Zimmerman’s July 13 acquittal in the killing of Mr. Martin, an unarmed black teenager." - Keith Josef Adkins, quoted in The New York Times, Read More

"We're excited to bring our community together to witness how a select group of artists will approach this tragic event and its aftermath ... These are events which, if not considered and explored thoughtfully, could fracture communities." - Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director, Center Theatre Group, Read More 

"Adkins, co-founder and artistic director of The New Black Fest, a New York City–based theatre festival, was so upset by the [verdict acquitting George Zimmerman] ... Days later, still struggling to sort out his feelings of rage, disappointment and confusion, Adkins decided to look for solace and answers where he’d always found them: in the theatre." - Theatre Communications Group, Read More

"Like no other form, theatre definitely promotes dialogue ... It puts us all in a room together, so we’re not just showing the work—we’re also opening communication around the issues that the work stirred up." - Dominique Morisseau, quoted in Theatre Communications Group, Read More
Colored was originally commissioned for Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays On Trayvon, Race And Privilege and produced by The New Black Fest, Keith Josef Adkins, Artistic Director. The original reading took place at the Martin Segal Theater at CUNY Graduate Center, NYC December 5, 2013.

Facing Our Truth is not associated with the Trayvon Martin Foundation.


4m, 3f


Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Features Teens, Multicultural casting, Room for Extras


*The above colors of the characters/actors must be made known to the audience by somne method; please use your imagination. 

++Indigo and Teal represent the bystander, and as such are important, but if you don't have the cast, you can do just one or none. 

BLUE - Middle aged woman
ALSO BLUE - Middle aged man
GREEN - Woman in her 30's - 40's
PURPLE - Woman in her 30's
YELLOW - Boy, 15
PINK - Boy, 16
RED - Boy, 15
INDIGO - Woman, any age [role is optional, depending if you have resources]++
TEAL - Woman, any age [role is optional, depending if you have resources]++

Winter Miller

Winter Miller

Winter Miller is an award-winning playwright and founding member of the Obie-recognized collective 13 Playwrights. She is best known for her drama In Darfur which premiered at The Public Theater, followed by a standing room only performance at their 1800-seat Delacorte Theater in Central Park, a first for a play by a woman. In Darfur won the “Two-Headed Challenge” commission from the Guthrie and ... view full profile

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