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Talk About Race

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Conceived, Written, and Directed by Hassan El-Amin

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The REP proudly presents the world premiere of TALK ABOUT RACE, an original audio production conceived, written, and directed by REP company member Hassan El-Amin.  


This fast-moving, entertaining, and thought-provoking production takes an unflinching look at current racial relations in America.  TALK ABOUT RACE is guaranteed to provoke a full spectrum of emotions, from amusement to outrage, in an engaging mix of vignettes, comedy, little-known American history, rousing contemporary and historical oratory, and music – ALL ABOUT RACE.


TALK ABOUT RACE has been extended for FREE streaming April 13th - April 30th!

This production includes strong language including racial epithets as well as adult situations.  The views expressed in this play are not necessarily those of the REP or the University of Delaware.

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TALK ABOUT RACE

Conceived, written, and directed by Hassan El-Amin

Sound Design by Ryan P. McGinty

 

CAST

Hassan El-Amin*: Narrator, Abdul El Razzac, John Wesley, Black Voices

Lee E. Ernst*:  Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Tarver

Michael Gotch*:  Announcer, Rose Garden, Kyle, Game Show Announcer

Elizabeth Heflin*:  Becky Wiznewski, Teacher Conf Host

Briana Henry:  Black Voices, Black Voice Protestor

Toni Martin*:  Black Voices, Black Voice Protestor, Soulful Radio Announcer, Lezley McSpadden

Mic Matarrese*:  Game Show Host, Abraham Lincoln, Police Dispatcher

Stephen Pelinski*:  George Wallace, Sergeant Steve Gooden

Kathleen Pirkl Tague*:  Jane Elliot, Woman on the Street

René Thornton Jr.*:  President, Professor H., James Avery, Black Voices

Ensemble: Reporters, Protestors, Say Their Names


FEATURED MUSIC ARTISTS

Gospel group: Next Level featuring Theotis Duncan and Eric Overstreet 

Rap Artist: Young Reef

Pianist: Stephen Gooden

Music Tracks Producer: Terrance Turner, Profose-e Muzik

 

STAGE MANAGEMENT

Matthew G. Marholin*

Ellen Beltramo*


AUDIO CREW

Ryan P. McGinty: Audio Engineer

Joel Farley: Audio Engineer

 

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.  REP company bios can be found here:  www.rep.udel.edu/about-the-rep/rep-company


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REP productions are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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