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Blood at the Root - Full Length Play, Drama

Blood at the Root

Dominique Morisseau

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 3f

ISBN: PMS0000000107

"Blood At the Root by Dominique Morisseau should be compulsory viewing for all students." - Glam Adelaide

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$19.95
: Pre-Publication Manuscript

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

105 Minutes

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - In and around the community of Cedar High School

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six black students who were initialy chaarged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Moorisseau (Sunset BabyDetroit '67Skeleton 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. 

REVIEWS 

"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.


Blood at the Root premiered at the Penn State School of Theater in March 2014 under the direction of Steven Broadnax.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Ensemble cast, Features Teens

RAYLYNN
TORIA
ASHA
JUSTIN
COLIN
DE'ANDRE
DISTRICT ATTORNEY (DA)
PRINCIPAL MILLER
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Author
Dominique Morisseau

Dominique Morisseau

Dominique Morisseau, writer and actress, is an alumnus of the Public Theater Emerging Writer’s Group, the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab, and Lark Playwrights’ Workshop. Among her playwriting credits are: Detroit ’67 (Public Theater; Classical Theatre of Harlem/NBT; Northlight Theatre), Sunset  Baby (Labyrinth Theater Co – NYC; Gate Theater- London), and Follow Me To Nellie’s (O’Neill; ... view full profile

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