Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation In America

solo performance · mdb productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America

one person show
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June 29, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

I loved Monique’s singing, the songs and small snippets of songs, the live bass player onstage, the stories that brought tears and laughter. I also enjoyed how Monique moved the props onstage to create different scenarios. This kept the experience visually interesting and dynamic. I also LOVED the talk back at the end.

What I didn't like

I wish the talk back could have gone longer, or perhaps we could be directed to group experiences that may exist that we could be a part of to continue the conversation.

My overall impression

Everyone needs to see this show! Monique DeBose is a powerhouse of talent, generously sharing with audiences unspoken truths, perceptions, and windows into race in America. Monique is both scientist and artist, using head and heart to get audiences thinking and feeling, grieving the past, facing the present, and yearning for the future. Everyone can relate to the search for belonging, no matter their demographic. Monique makes the topic of race accessible to all, and more importantly, is creating the very conversations and intimate discussions that are necessary for healing and moving beyond the inherent racism that still lives in America. THANK YOU, Monique, for your profound contribution to the world! I am changed because of this show.

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