Black Theatre Ensemble’s “The World Is Watching” One Act Festival explores the idea of society’s gaze on black bodies, and the search for identity within the identities that are given to you. Who are you when no one is watching?
The show is comprised of four student-written one acts.
The Haunting Inc. written by Onyekachi Iwu, Directed by Kadaja Brown
Jacqueline “Jack” Lopez is a ghost who has graduated top of her class from Haunting Incorporated. As she works to scare out the family of the house she was assigned, she learns to confront her past and learns there is more to life than scaring.
Colder Than Winter written by Donovan Redd, Directed by Chelsea Miller and Tyler Jones
Colder Than Winter is an exploration of how differences in Black identities affect how Black people differently meet, experience, interpret and cope with Black death.
A Play On Truth written and Directed by Megan Wicks
Aesop struggles with questions of persistence in the face of uncertain truth.
Truest Garden written and directed by Jennell Strong
It’s good to have girlfriends, until one of them has a girlfriend. Longtime friends get together after some time apart for a girls night. It soon becomes apparent that the sister love is not equally distributed.
Come out and support.
Kadaja Brown is a Senior at Barnard and an Editor for Barnard Bite