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Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root

by: Dominique Morisseau

by: Dominique Morisseau

Overview

A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially 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 BabyDetroit '67Skeleton Crew) examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.

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Keywords

Black issues

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Docudrama/Historic, Not Applicable
  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Ensemble cast, Roles for Teens
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Dominique Morisseau

DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theatre), ...

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