Well-Intentioned White People

After an attack influenced by her race, Cass wants to just forget about it and move on with her life but her (white) roommate and the dean of the university push her to "make an example of it." Suddenly Cass is roped into planning a diversity day and trying to convince her roommate not to plan a sit-in. Well-Intentioned White People explores how liberals attempt to deal with discrimination not...
After an attack influenced by her race, Cass wants to just forget about it and move on with her life but her (white) roommate and the dean of the university push her to "make an example of it." Suddenly Cass is roped into planning a diversity day and trying to convince her roommate not to plan a sit-in. Well-Intentioned White People explores how liberals attempt to deal with discrimination not directed at them and how sometimes "well intentions" can be just as problematic.
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Well-Intentioned White People

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  • Alie Karambash:
    27 Feb. 2019
    This play does a wonderful job at re-centering the movements for social change back to the people these movements are actually supposed to be about. It calls out our white apologetic liberal friends for their unhelpful habits and shows the consequences those habits has on the marginalized people.
  • Lewis Morrow:
    25 Feb. 2019
    Whoa! Only thing I can say is the dialogue is IN THE POCKET! Word for word on beat, each line is the perfect thing said but also not a bit contrived. Funny at times just because it is, but this play couldn’t depict the titular problem any better or truly. READ THIS!
  • Cassandra Rose:
    25 Feb. 2019
    I loved this play the second I started reading it. Not only does this play give a frank view of liberal racism, but it also centers on queer characters of color, including a trans man! Hooray for intersectionality!

Development History

Production History

Awards

Winner
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Individual Artist Fellowship Award
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Arkansas Arts Council
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2018
Honorable Mention
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The List 2017
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The Kilroys
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2017