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Black Like Me

Based on the novel by John Howard Griffin

Adapted and Directed by Monty Cole

Imagine a white man dyes his skin to become “black enough” to pass as African American. He writes a journal of his experiences “as a black man” in the South in 1959, and publishes it to great acclaim. This actually happened. 60 years later, we tackle this material from the inside, wrestling and responding in real time to the story, interrogating the difference between allyship and appropriation. The result is Black Like Me.


Retold. Reexamined. Reclaimed.



Adaptation and Direction: Monty Cole
Scenic Design: Salmah Beydoun
Costume Design: Yuan Yuan Liang
Lighting Design: Omar Madkour

Sound Design: Anna Libbie Grossman

Technical Director: Mitchell Leitschuh

Scenic Artist: Rashi Jain
Cast: Christopher Brosnan, Philip Bucknor, Sarahjeen Francois, 

Symone Holmes, Derek Jackson, Alex Mitchell, Terrence Wilburn. 

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