Reviews"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
- Intense Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 10 minutes
- Setting: Day, an outdoor subway platform in Brooklyn.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
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]++
- 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.
Facing Our Truth is not associated with the Trayvon Martin Foundation.