As the sun rises on an ordinary day in New York, seven men are about to discover the extraordinary. Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III and written by Keenan Scott II, one of today’s boldest new voices, Thoughts of a Colored Man blends language, music, and dance into a daringly universal new play. Welcome to the vibrant inner life of being Black, proud, and thriving in the 21st Century. Set over a single day, this richly theatrical mosaic goes beyond the rhythms of the basketball court and the boisterousness of the barbershop. It sheds brilliant light into the hearts and minds of a community of men searching for their most triumphant selves. And what they reveal are the deeply human hopes, dreams, fears, and sensitivities of all men, all people.
Produced by Brian Moreland, Ron Simmons, and Diana DiMenna, Thoughts of a Colored Man had its acclaimed world premiere last fall at Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage.