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Author Topic: HOODED OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES Industry Comps @ Theatre Battery  (Read 1412 times)
Logan Ellis

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« on: August 16, 2016, 11:44:46 AM »

Theatre Battery is inviting Puget Sound theatre professionals to see HOODED OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES during preview performances on Thursday, August 25th and Friday, August 26th at 8pm. Playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm will be in residency from DC and would love to meet local artists and representatives from other theatre companies in our region. Tearrance is a current resident at the Kennedy Center and will be attending Juilliard this fall, so this is a great opportunity to attract him to the Puget Sound scene as he emerges into national view.

To reserve complimentary seats for either preview, visit OR (in the event that all online tickets are reserved) email us at

Plot Summary:
Marquis and Tru are both fourteen-year-old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a republican prep-schooler living in the affluent white suburb of Achievement Heights, while Tru is a street savvy rap artist from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their paths cross one day in a holding cell, where Tru decides that Marquis has lost his “blackness.” As professor and reluctant student, they confront ignorance and traverse the gap between 2pac and Nietzsche.

Featuring: Kathryn Bogley, Andre Brown, Richard Sean Glen, Caitlin Macy-Beckwith, Mic Montgomery, Jason Sharp, Anthony Lee Simmons, Miriam BC Tobin

Creative Team: Logan Ellis, Regina Victoria Fields, Charles Hawkins, Armand Hopkins, Scott Keva James, Kait Mahoney, Lindsey Morck, Amber Parker, Nicholas Ponting, Tiana Ross, Kathryn Stewart

HOODED is presented with Radical Hospitality ticketing, meaning that no one will be charged to attend a performance. A concept championed by the Mixed Blood in Minneapolis, Radical Hospitality aims to make professional theatre accessible to all members of a community. Support from The Biller Family Foundation, Kent Station, 4culture, and individual donors has made this initiative possible for Theatre Battery.

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