Period, Docudrama/Historic, Faith-based
Time Period - 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Play w/ Music
Bare Stage/Simple Set
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups
Simple, easy to produce, and yet an electrifying dramatization of the main events in Martin Luther King's life as leader of the American Civil Rights movement. Skin Deep illumines the attitudes of white racists without mocking them, and highlights the challenge of black activists to remain non-violent.
"A powerful, affecting and haunting reminder of the non-violent struggles to overcome prejudice and racism that continue to affect us even today...This play deserves to be seen again and again." - Robin Mautner
"Was in tears at the end, as were many around me." - Georgina Gregory
SKIN DEEP was originally produced in a church in Kitchener, Ontario in 1985. Martin Luther King’s eldest daughter, Yolanda, was present for the occasion and later addressed a city-wide ecumenical gathering.