Black Bastard

Solo Show · ayts productions · Ages 18+ · 1hr · United States of America

Content Warning one person show world premiere

“Black Bastard” is a poignant exploration of identity and becoming, told in phases that move through the intricacies of growing up as the black sheep navigating queerness and fatherlessness in the South. Through literature, clowning, self-discovery, and original song, the production invokes 90’s nostalgia in a jambalaya of memoir, embodied character transformation, and socio-cultural commentary. The show confronts stereotypes about absent Black fathers while exploring broader themes of identity, expression, and our collective search for belonging and ultimately home.

*Note – There are two staircases leading up to the theater, and there is no elevator. This is not a wheelchair-accessible venue.

Production Team


* Fringe Veteran