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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  • Donna Hoke:
    1 May. 2018
    This play packs a punch--of reality, self-examination, pragmatism, and idealism--in a trio of strong, funny, relatable characters who are able to convey the difficulties of trying to navigate the current climate. I'm thrilled it's getting a world premiere at such a prominent theater and feel confident that's only the beginning. It's wonderful work!
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    11 Dec. 2017
    I love this play! As usual Rachel tackles something that's very hard to discuss but in a manner that marries her sense of humor with her honest demeanor. Her words, and ideas, need to produced much more often starting with this script.
  • Emma Andriatch:
    27 Apr. 2017
    Rachel, this play was amazing to work on! At The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, we spent a portion of time performing a selected scene from this in a studio class, and the conversations it brought up were exciting and definitely eye-opening. We've even suggested a full production be put up soon! Your dialogue is well written, and your characters are ones to really dive some teeth into. Thank you for your words!!

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Honorable Mention
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The List 2017
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The Kilroys
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2017