Black When I Was A Boy Part II Blacked out!

blacked out · Ages 14+ · United States of America

Content Warning one person show
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer July 17, 2023
Cooper seamlessly shifts into so many wonderfully distinctive characters in a rollercoaster of a story. You will be moved!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer July 14, 2023
Cooper Bates was entertaining and vulnerable at the same time. He took us through a rollercoaster of emotions and left us with hope. ... full review
LYNN JORDAN certified reviewer June 24, 2023
tagged as: riveting
Masterful. Superbly crafted. Brilliantly executed.... full review
CHERYL FARIS certified reviewer June 24, 2023
Bates' one-man tour de force explores the latter part of coming-of-age as Frankie Bates finds his passion, leaves home, and loses his innocence. Cooper Bates anchors the entire show with grace and confidence, taking the audience from the backyard barbecues of Kansas to the hustle of Dallas. A smartly written show where funny anecdotes eventually build up to a shocking conclusion. Cooper Bates owns the stage; it is impossible to take your eyes off him.... full review
MAAT ATKINS certified reviewer June 23, 2023
tagged as: outstanding · Engaging · powerful · Gutsy · Raw
A very raw and powerful and poignant story about a black man in a backwoods town trying to make it as an actor and running into the obstacles of racism, stereotypical characterization and casting couch politics. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2023
Excellent! Deeply heartFelt. Great Storytelling. Warm connection with the audience and wow what a performance. It's hard to talk about specifics, without spoiling the experience, I get that, but I was not prepared for what I saw. I wish there was a bit more in the description. The entirety of what we witnessed was almost overwhelming. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 22, 2023
Touching, funny, emotional, powerful. Those are the words I would use to describe black when I was a boy. C... full review
JONATHAN TIPTON MEYERS certified reviewer June 21, 2023
What starts off as a charming sequel to 2018's Part I becomes a ferocious search for identity and self-love. The gigantic Cooper Bates lovingly straps us in and then takes us on a journey through his massively human heart. We emerge on the other side, soaring. ... full review
SANDRA MCNEILL certified reviewer June 05, 2023
Cooper Bates comes through again, tearing at our hearts as he weaves a tale of an innocense seared by the hot flames of adult depradation. ... full review
MATTHEW GAFFNEY certified reviewer June 15, 2023
This show is fantastic. I highly recommend it. ... full review