by Kirsten Greenidge
directed by Josh Glenn-Kayden
Join us for a play that sparks a timely conversation.
When 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.
April 17-27, the play will be presented to the community in an abridged format. The event, which is free and open to all, will consist of the performance, followed immediately by a conversation about the issues raised. While the incident in the play is different in scope than some of those experienced in our community recently, we hope that the event creates a space for community members to talk productively with each other.
April 17, 18, 24, 25 — 7:30 p.m.
April 27 — 2 p.m.
at New Africa House
Free, open to all
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.
This workshop is a collaboration with the Office for Equity & Inclusion.