Diversity Highlight: Theatre Battery

Theatre Battery presents¬†Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm’s¬†Hooded or Being Black for Dummies

Tearrence Arvelle Chisholm, playwright, will attend previews on 8/25 and 8/26 of Hooded or Being Black for Dummies at Theatre Battery in Kent, WA. Hooded is the story of Marquis and Tru, fourteen-year-old black boys who exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a republican prep-schooler living in the affluent white suburb of Achievement Heights, while Tru is a street savvy rap artist from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their paths cross one day in a holding cell, where Tru decides that Marquis has lost his “blackness.” As professor and reluctant student, they confront ignorance and traverse the gap between 2pac and Nietzsche. Hooded is produced with Radical Hospitality ticketing, meaning that no one will be charged to attend a performance.

“I write plays for the theatre. I am interested in theatricality for theatricality’s sake. By this I mean I write plays that are required to live on the s tage. I am cons tantly think ing about my audience as I write; how to move them, manipulate them, make them uncomfortable and at once never forget that they are watching a thing that is unique and can only ever happen one time.” Tearrence Arvelle Chisholm

THEATRE BATTERY produces experimental plays for the suburban community of Kent, Washington. They aim to nurture their audience’s understanding of the connection between theatre and relevant social issues through the presentation of contemporary works in nontraditional settings. They envision serving an audience with access to new material otherwise kept exclusive to urban centers, while growing as a professional home for emerging and established artists from around the Sound. Facebook Page


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