The theater department is collaborating with the Office for Equity and Inclusion to present “Baltimore.”
In the play, a racist incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have. As pressure to address the issue mounts from residents, the new dean, and even her best friend, Shelby must decide if she will enter the fray or watch her community come apart at the seams. Sharp, funny, and searing, Baltimore is about racism on college campuses and how we learn to talk to each other.
The performances, which are free and open to all, will consist of the performance, followed immediately by a conversation about the issues raised.
April 17, 18, 24, 25 — 7:30 p.m.
April 27 — 2 p.m.
New Africa House
Reservations are available through the Fine Arts Center box office and are strongly encouraged but not required.
These workshop presentations will be followed in Fall 2019 by a fully-staged production of Baltimore and post-show discussions. Visit www.umass.edu/theater this summer for information and performance dates.