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All American Boys: A Performance and Conversation

Saturday, May 13, 2017

All American Boys (Courtesy of Off the Page)

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.


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.

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Duane Williamson from Queens, NY

Enlightening discussion regarding how the collaborators came to a place of trust and mutual respect for a relevant topic. I would have liked to hear from more cast members. Also, I am glad to have missed the stream of the actual play because I have tickets for the 7:00 pm show, and it will remain a surprise to me. Cannot wait to see the production. I teach one of the cast members who actually shared the book with me, and I devoured it and told him what a gem I thought it to be.

May. 13 2017 04:10 PM

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