All American Boys (Courtesy of Off the Page)

How I Got Over: 'All American Boys' Performance and Conversation

Saturday, May 13, 2017

2:00 PM

Join us for a performance of "All American Boys," a production based on the award-winning book by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely that examines how two teenagers handle the consequences of racial profiling and police brutality.

The story centers on high school students Rashad and Quinn – one black, one white, both all-American boys – who are forced to confront the reality of a violent act that leaves their school and community torn apart by racial tension. Adapted for the stage by Off the Page and presented as part of our ongoing series exploring race and language, How I Got Over. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll hosts a conversation after the show.

→ Video Webcast

You can also watch a live video stream here at 2pm

 

Tickets also available for:

→ Fri, May 12 at 7pm

Sat, May 13 at 7pm

 


 

About How I Got Over series:

Join us for a new project reinventing language around race through a series of conversations and performances that explore, express and examine what it means when a social construct becomes the social order. We want people to get personal. We want provocative dialogue. We want to generate new language to execute real change. We want to talk about fear – and how it’s different if you are black or white. We want to hear people explore racism.


 

ALL AMERICAN BOYS; Copyright © 2015 by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds; Originally published by Atheneum I Caitlyn Dlouhy Books; Used with the permission of Pippin Properties, Inc . and Rob Weisbach Creative Management.