A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six black students who were initialy charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Skeleton Crew
) examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crisis in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of black family life.
"Dominique Morisseau knows where the truth lies, and it is rarely on solid ground." - The New York Times, Read More
"Blood At the Root by Dominique Morisseau should be compulsory viewing for all students [...] fascinating storytelling from the tight, punchy script." - Glam Adelaide, Read More
"Morisseau has written an exquisite play [...] a powerful collaborative piece." - Edinburgh Spotlight, Read More
Check out these photos from the National Black Theatre's production of Blood at the Root
in April 2016.