American Son

by  Christopher Demos-Brown

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 1f

An estranged bi-racial couple must confront their feelings about race and bias after their son is detained by the local police following a traffic stop incident.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

An estranged bi-racial couple must confront their feelings about race and bias after their son is detained by the local police following a traffic stop incident. Their disparate histories and backgrounds inform their assumptions as they try to find out what happened to their son.

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Reviews

"With its unrelentingly high tension on every level - maternal, marital, societal - it’s more like a slice of a nightmare, with few contours despite its surprises." - The New York Times

This play elicits gasps from the audience." - NY1

"Playwright Demos-Brown is a clever phrase-maker, and he delights in using language that vividly illustrates the social and educational gulf." - Variety

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 1f
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

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Authors

Christopher Demos-Brown

Christopher Demos-Brown has written over a dozen full-length plays and screenplays. His honors include the Laurents/Hatcher Award, a Steinberg Citation from The American Theatre Critics Association, and multiple regional theatre awards (including two Carbonell Awards, multiple Silver Palms and the inaugural Berkshire ...

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