10 Minute Play, Drama / 2m, 1f
Part of the collection, Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege.
Reviews"The playwrights [of Facing Our Truth...] are Latino, white, Middle Eastern, Asian-American and black ... [The theatre event] was inspired by the debates and nationwide protests that greeted George Zimmerman’s July 13 acquittal in the killing of Mr. Martin, an unarmed black teenager." - Keith Josef Adkins, quoted in The New York Times, Read More
"We're excited to bring our community together to witness how a select group of artists will approach this tragic event and its aftermath ... These are events which, if not considered and explored thoughtfully, could fracture communities." - Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director, Center Theatre Group, Read More
"Adkins, co-founder and artistic director of The New Black Fest, a New York City–based theatre festival, was so upset by the [verdict acquitting George Zimmerman] ... Days later, still struggling to sort out his feelings of rage, disappointment and confusion, Adkins decided to look for solace and answers where he’d always found them: in the theatre." - Theatre Communications Group, Read More
"Like no other form, theatre definitely promotes dialogue ... It puts us all in a room together, so we’re not just showing the work—we’re also opening communication around the issues that the work stirred up." - Dominique Morisseau, quoted in Theatre Communications Group, Read More
- Intense Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 10 minutes
- Setting: Most of this takes place in the rain in a backyard at the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida, February 26, 2012, a little after 7pm - in the ten minutes or so from George Zimmerman's 911 call until Trayvon Martin's death.
The Officer's song at the end reveals that we've been in George Zimmerman's head all along. For the literal-minded, perhaps Zimmerman is getting his gun back at the courthouse.
- Additional Features: No intermission, Play w/ Music
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
TRAYVON - Late teens, would call himself Black.
OFFICER - Would call herself White.
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
- Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
- Roles for Teens
- Multicultural casting
Only the actor playing George Zimmerman needs to be able to play the guitar. The others are welcome to augment their performances with percussive elements, such as hand-clapping, feet-stomping, etc. If no suitable guitar-playing actor can be found, as a last resort an instrumental recording can be provided.
Facing Our Truth is not associated with the Trayvon Martin Foundation.