Black When I Was A Boy

solo performance · seeker · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America

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Review by ESTHER AUSTIN

June 04, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

I liked Cooper’s choices and not being timid with such a touchy subject. He showed vulnerability to his characters and made us love and hate them.

What I didn't like

I wish the venue had better AC and a way to muffle outside noise.

My overall impression

Thoughtful, provoking, uncomfortable storytelling. This was brilliantly written and performed. Cooper brought the audience into his memories and let us see the ugly, painful side of racism. Very powerful and should be seen. Timely and necessary! Absolutely wonderful show!

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