Blood at the Root
Feb 22 – March 24, 2019
by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell
When a black student disrupts the status quo at her high school by occupying space typically reserved for white students, her community erupts in hate speech, violence, and chaos. Inspired by the Jena Six case, which roiled tensions in Louisiana in 2006, Morisseau’s play scrutinizes the intrinsic links between justice, bias, and identity. Moving, lyrical, and bold, Blood at the Root probes the complexities of race, individual freedoms, and what justice means when biases have been normalized.
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This show was incredible! It was one of the most engaging and fully realized shows I have seen in a long time. All of the performers were completely captivating and so specific. An all-around stunning show. We all loved it!”
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The students and I want to thank you for our BLACK NATIVITY 2016 experience at Theater Alliance. For the majority of the group it was their first time seeing the play and for 6 of the students it was the very first time they had the opportunity to see a live theater performance! We were buzzing about the production for most of the ride back to Charlottesville. Thank you for sharing so generously the gift of a powerful communal experience.
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