I Don't Want to Be . . . (Mamie Till)

An elegiac theatrical short play where a chorus of black mothers mourn the loss of their children to police violence.
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I Don't Want to Be . . . (Mamie Till)

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  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    5 Feb. 2018
    How fitting that I came across this play on what should have been Trayvon Martin's 23rd birthday. I DON'T WANT TO BE took my breath away -- both with its emotional intensity and with the depth of its poetry. The narrative image of Nana quilting with images of the deceased is heartbreaking and hopeful. Theatrical, lyrical, honest, heart-rending. This beautiful play is profoundly good.

Production History

  • Community Theater
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    PAST Productions Columbus
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
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    Company of Angels Theater
    ,
    2013
  • Professional
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    Black Women: State of the Union—Taking Flight. Skylight Theatre
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    2012