Chicago. 1941. Joey, John and Eliza are siblings, but their lives are about to take different paths. Joey is embracing the New Negro Movement, John is breaking barriers at college and Eliza is preparing to pass as white. In a world where everything is determined by race, what can you gain by concealing who you are, and more importantly what can you lose?
Archive :: production:T1253518351, play:S1128547078, venue:V396
Rehearsed Reading. Passing is a new play that exposes the controversial practice of "racial passing" - the use of skin colour as a form of social currency. This epic family drama provokes thought on identity, race and feminism through powerful language, live music and unforgettable characters. It is the only script of its kind that gives the mixed-race experience centre stage. Winner of Pitch Your Play