Hooded: Or Being Black For Dummies - 2016
By Tearrance Chisholm, Directed by Jiréh Breon Holder
Presented in the Kum & Go Theatre at the Des Moines Social Club.
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Marquis and Tru are both fourteen-year-old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a book-smart prep-schooler living in the affluent suburb of Achievement Heights, while Tru is a street savvy kid from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their worlds overlap one day in a holding cell, where Tru decides that Marquis has lost his “blackness” and pens a manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies”. He assumes the role of professor, but Marquis is a reluctant pupil. They debate, wrestle, and ultimately prove that Nietzsche and 2pac were basically saying the same thing.
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