Announcing our 2020 Production: White Privilege – a play by Malaina Moore, directed by Justin Cervantes, produced by Shelley Smith
Chain Reaction Theatre Project’s next production, White Privilege, written by Malaina Moore, and directed by Justin Cervantes, will be presented in venues throughout the Twin Cities metro area, May 9-24, 2020.
Ms. Moore is a black student at Marquette University studying both Theatre and Social Justice. Her play has been produced three times to sold-out audiences in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, including to a group of law enforcement officers.
White Privilege, was inspired by a Facebook post that the playwright saw of a white man who was asking his black colleagues, “What is white privilege?” Moore said that she then had a dream she thought that this might be a question that everyone asks. Moore describes white privilege as “an advantage that white people have because of whatever was implanted systemically and cemented in our culture of how white people have advantage over any minority, not just black people, and how they treat them.” As a result, her play explores issues such as cultural appropriation, violence, education and history. Through a cast of both black and white actors, it also explores how we perceive each other, as well as helping the audience understand that white privilege exists. Moore says that she wants her audience members to walk away from the play having something changed in them, so that they will go out and make positive change in the world.
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