THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director, Presents:
C O L O R S T R U C K
Donald E. Lacy Jr.’s one-man show, “ColorStruck,” begins as a comedic autobiography of an outsider: a sensitive, light-skinned African American man growing up in Oakland during the height of the Black Pride movement. It morphs into an interactive experience for all races that dissects color-consciousness and the assumptions that underlie institutional racism.
Mr. Lacy is a prominent Bay Area-based actor, standup comic, broadcaster, activist, and playwright. He founded the LoveLife Foundation www.lovelifefoundation.org) in 1997 as a tribute to his slain 16 year-old daughter, a victim of random urban gun violence. “Love life” became the motto of the city of Oakland. The foundation and Mr. Lacy have received about 27 civic and government awards and citations to-date.
The play’s comedy is rooted in Lacy’s life conundrum of expressing Black pride and consciousness while not appearing obviously Black to the naked eye. His gift is using humor to generate understanding and to break down race-based political polarization.
The piece was born in California’s Bay Area and has been presented on college campuses around the country and at the National Black Theatre Festival. It was performed twice for the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus.
Prepare for an evening of comedy, drama, improvisation, dancing, tone poems, hip-hop and commentary. Director is Sean San Jose; soundscape and music are by Grammy nominee Tommy Soulati Shepherd. This is the play’s New York premiere. A post-play discussion follows each performance.
More info: www.colorstruckplay.com
Ticket Price: $20, Sundays are Pay What You Can!
Donald E. Lacy
TECHNICAL / PRODUCTION STAFF:
Marissa Marshall – Technical Director / Stage manager
Jamal Williams – Production Team
Michael Bell- Production Team
Michele Baldwin – Production
Jonathan Slaff – PR
Events Official Website: www.colorstruckplay.com