White | KNKX
  • 12th Avenue Arts, Seattle
  • October 18, 2019 to
    November 9, 2019
  • Category: Theater & Dance: Plays

Event Details

  • October 18, 2019 to
    November 9, 2019
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • $28/$50
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Event Description

Theatre22 Presents White by James Ijames

Theatre22 presents White by James Ijames, directed by Corey McDaniel Gus is an artist. A very good artist. He’s just not a famous artist. So when a major art museum puts out a call for “new perspectives,” Gus - a white guy - decides to seize his opportunity. He hires Vanessa, a black actress, to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist that will fit the museum’s desire for “new voices,” to present his work as her own. Everything is great until Balkonaé embraces her power and the two become entwined in a knot of confusion. As Vanessa gets more deeply into her role, the plan spins out of control, while the play explores intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, and art. 

 White runs in rotation with The Revolutionists as part of Theatre22’s Festival of Revolution. Performed at 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 October 18th-November 9th 
Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 2pm

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