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A Free Play Reading Event

Blood at the Root

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Jackie Davis

One Night Only
Monday, December 13 6 PM

Monday December 13th at 6pm — FREE READING EVENT



Blood at the Root

by Dominique Morisseau

directed by Jackie Davis


A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Skeleton Crew) examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.


The first in a series of readings curated by Catia and Madison Cook-Hines to supplement Burbage Theatre Co's 10th Season.



Emma Becker

Aizhaneya Carter

Christopher Lindsay

Gabrielle McCauley

Matthew Oxley

Jordan Daniel Smith

Nancy Winokoor


Directed by Jackie Davis

Stage Manager, Jay Forcello

Produced by Catia and Madison Cook-Hines

Sponsored in part by

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