A group of white friends are enthused after being given a chance to participate in a "Black Immersion Experience". What they figure will be an opportunity to play in their harmful stereotypes quickly turns into a house of nightmares as they are shown the true magic of blackness.
Some comments from our virtual audience:
“Fully desperate to produce this."
“Need to see this all over again."
"This is so hard to watch in all the right ways."
“This is DEEP and I love IT!!!”
“This just keeps twisting!”
“I am FLOORED.”
“Crying in Australia. SOOOO powerful. Thank you.”
“We cannot forget the name Preston Crowder.”
Preston Crowder will discuss his process for writing the gripping moral story DON'T LOOK BLACK. Access to virtual reading available as part of talk or prior to/after talk. Q &A session will follow. Suggested audiences: College/University Departments (Theatre, Creative Writing/English, Black Studies); Writing Groups; Social Justice Groups
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Preston Crowder has dedicated his life to the theater arts. Starting as a young actor, he discovered a love for playwriting in high school. He pursued this passion at Oberlin College, where he graduated in 2016 with a degree in Theater with a concentration in Playwriting. Devoted to social justice and activism, Preston aims to create plays that create conversation and address issues facing people of all backgrounds. His work has been presented by University School of Nashville (FLAMES, 2016) and The Juilliard School (BREAK YOUR CHAINS, 2017). Preston currently is pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at The New School.
Email us with your date preferences and budget, and we will contact you to discuss/confirm. Suggested fee is $250. We can work with budgets for HCBUs or programs with limited resources/special circumstances.
Email us with your date preferences and budget, and we will contact you to discuss/confirm. Suggested fee is $400/day plus travel expenses.