On stage in December at NJIT will be Facing Our Truth, One Act Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege. This series of plays written for The New Black Fest is a student-directed and stage-managed presentation of the Rutgers/NJIT Theatre Program.
Facing Our Truth will be presented December 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7 p.m. at NJIT’s Jim Wise Theatre.
Admission is $10. To reserve tickets online: https://runjittdp2016.eventbrite.com
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Facing Our Truth includes plays by Quetzal Flores, Winter Miller, Marcus Gardley, Dominique Morisseau, Tala Manassah, Dan O’Brien, Mona Mansour and A. Rey Pamatmat. Keith Josef Adkins, artistic director of The New Black Fest, says of the production, “This country has a very complicated relationship with race and privilege. There’s no way around it. It has an impact on whose lives we deem suspect and expendable and whose we do not. Some of us can certainly ignore this, but like most repressed conditions, it has a way of resurfacing and demanding full, toxic attention.”
Students in the Joint Rutgers/NJIT Theatre Program have chosen to bring these issues forward using theatre/performance as a tool for awareness. They have rehearsed this critical statement of our times for three weeks, living with characters who once were real people.