CENSUS

When Jacob, a newly hired census taker, makes a field visit to the home of Gloria and attempts to get answers to standard government questions, he discovers that the objective facts he's seeking are not always so, as Gloria peels back the layers and confronts him with a different reality. That she is Black and he is white complicates their encounter in unexpected and mysterious ways.
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CENSUS

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  • Marj O'Neill-Butler:
    15 Jul. 2021
    Census is such a smart play. We think we know where it is going and then it is switched up. I could picture the people Gloria speaks about, because they need to be counted. Need to be known. Beautiful piece.
  • Debbie Lamedman:
    11 Jun. 2021
    This is a powerfully written play where Miller adeptly shines a light on how the past has affected our current present. The give and take between Jacob and Gloria is so astute, filled with both tension and warmth. We are in the room with these people and learn as much about them as we learn about ourselves. Miller’s writing is a gift to any actor portraying these multi-dimensional roles. Beautifully done!

Development History

Production History

  • Professional
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    Theatre Odyssey
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    2021

Awards

Finalist
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46th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
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2021