Theatre22 presents WHITE by James Ijames, directed by Corey McDaniel
Gus is an artist. A very good artist. He’s just not a famous artist. So when a major art museum puts out a call for “new perspectives,” Gus – a white guy – decides to seize his opportunity. He hires Vanessa, a black actress, to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist that will fit the museum’s desire for “new voices,” to present his work as her own. Everything is great until Balkonaé embraces her power and the two become entwined in a knot of confusion. As Vanessa gets more deeply into her role, the plan spins out of control, while the play explores intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, and art.
WHITE runs in rotation with THE REVOLUTIONISTS as part of Theatre22’s Season of Revolution.
Performed at 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
October 18th-November 9th 2019
Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm
Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 2pm
Featuring Shermona Mitchell, Tyler Rodgers, Christian Quinto, and Jennifer Ewing