House Of A Negro. Funny...

Trapped in a New York townhouse, three tenants must examine the value of taking off their masks. Yup...it's inspired by the Kennedy play of a similar title.
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House Of A Negro. Funny...

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  • Lainie Vansant:
    11 Aug. 2021
    How do we let ourselves see and be seen in a time when we have to cover our faces in order to be safe? And what is 'safe' anyway, when there are so many threats infecting our world, our culture? Tracey Conyer Lee explores all of these questions and more in this heartfelt homage to Adrienne Kennedy.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    10 Aug. 2021
    A play set in COVID times that needs to be produced. A play about how the struggles of Black men were only amplified during the time of lockdown and how so many of us were unwilling to see that fact.
  • Veronica Tjioe:
    7 Aug. 2021
    A haunting exploration of three people's separate pandemic experiences, the performativity of code switching, and the agony of not being seen. This piece feels like a time capsule of early 2020 and still speaks resoundingly to enduring themes and realities, resonating back to Kennedy's original play, through the present, and into the future.

Character Information

  • Fredrick
    20s,
    Black
    ,
    Male Identifying
    Young actor on his grind. Needs to record a self tape during the Covid pandemic in hopes to book his next big film project.
  • Eric
    40s-50s,
    Black
    ,
    Male Identifying
    His family owns (and he runs) the apartment building. A jack of a few too many trades and master of...well, let him tell it and he'll say "ALL!" Likes to have control, which is rare in the life he's created for himself. A keen observer of people.
  • Brandon
    30s-40s,
    Black
    ,
    Male Identifying
    Bourgie corporate type on the verge of a meltdown. Or maybe not so on the verge...

Development History

  • Commission
    ,
    Harlem9's 48 Hours In...Harlem
    ,
    2020