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Blood at the Root Timelines: 1b: Past Events (Unseen Archive)

Paul Robeson Theatre
350 Masten Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
Date: October 13-14@8pm, October 15@4pm, October 20-21@8pm, October 22@4pm, October 27-28@8pm, October 29@4 2017
Time: See above for time & dates

A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset BabyDetroit ’67Skeleton Crew) examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.


“Dominique Morisseau knows where the truth lies, and it is rarely on solid ground.” – The New York TimesRead More

Blood At the Root by Dominique Morisseau should be compulsory viewing for all students […] fascinating storytelling from the tight, punchy script.” – Glam AdelaideRead More

“Morisseau has written an exquisite play […] a powerful collaborative piece.” – Edinburgh Spotlight,