THE HILLSIDE CHRONICLES - TABLE READING
Synopsis: To be or not to be, What does it cost to be educated in America? The Hill Side Chronicles follows the everyday lives of five black students looking to achieve higher education at one of the most prestigious schools in the country. All they have to do is stay low and not draw too much attention to themselves. Easier said than done! Does Civil rights and freedom of speech mean sacrificing individual identity and sacred traditions that come with being different? What does it mean to be equal in a world that was never designed for people that look like you to read?
MARK Teen, Son of Mom & Dad, Fearless.
DEASIA Teen, Transfer Student, Determined.
KIMBERLY Teen, Culturally Educated, Rebellious.
TYLER Teen, Sensitively Avoidant, Frustrated.
BRIAN Teen, Mature, Racially Ambiguous.
EVAN Teen, Pridefully Condescending.
SAMANTHA Teen, Optimistically Romantic, Racially Naïve
ALLY Teen, Regretfully Doubtful, Apologetic.
DINA Teen, Reinforcingly Studious.
MOM Concerned Parent. Silently Courageous.
DAD Stern Parent. Boldly Fearful.
BROTHER Reactively Urgent. Emotionally Dismissive.
OFFICER RYAN Protective. Dutiful. Fair.
OFFICER JACK Explosive, Brutally Prejudiced.
ALL BOYS WEAR BLUE- TABLE READ
Synopsis: When Hip Hop meets theater all hell will break loose! All Boys Wear Blue follows the life of, Boy, a teenager from the south side of Richmond who must navigate the dangers of young adult hood all while balancing a budding romance. This play features original music from writer and producer Dai Dream.
BOY 16. Romantically frustrated.
JEAN AMBERS 16. Euphorically ambitious.
DEVIN 17. Manically obsessive.