HERITAGE, HER-I-TAGE, AND HAIR-I-TAGE
10 mins
3F

A poignant satire of racial politics in the mixed race community, Heritage, Her-i-tage, and Hair-i-tage comments upon the rigid notions of beauty and race within our society.

Premiered at the Riant Theatre, Strawberry One-Act Festival, NYC (2003). 

PUBLICATIONS:

2007 - Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays (Vintage Books)
2003 - Great Short Comedies: Volume 1 (Playscripts)

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

  • 2016 - Virginia Wesleyan College (Norfolk, VA), production
  • 2016 - Carrington Hall (Springfield, MO), production
  • 2015 - St. Andrew's Episcopal School (Potomac, MD), production
  • 2015 - Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School (Sun Prarie, WI), production 
  • 2014 - Ellison High School (Killeen, TX), production 
  • 2013 - Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC), production
  • 2013 - St. Roch Catholic Secondary School (Ontario, Canada), production
  • 2012 - Roosevelt High School Theatre (Portland, OR), production
  • 2012 - Blackville Hilda High School (Blackville, SC), production
  • 2009 - Kelly Miller Middle School (Washington, DC), production
  • 2009 - Pines Charter High School (Miramar, FL), production
  • 2009 - Duluth High School (Duluth, GA), production
  • 2009 - Broward College (Davie, FL), production
  • 2008 - Early College High School  (Marrero, LA), production
  • 2008 - Milton Academy (Milton, MA), production
  • 2007 - Columbia College (Columbia, SC), production
  • 2006 - Cambridge School of Weston (Weston, MA), production
  • 2005 - Dixie Hollins High School (St. Petersburg, FL), production
  • 2004 - Dixie Hollins High School (St. Petersburg, FL), production
  • 2004 - Anadarko High School (Anadarko, OK), production
  • 2003 - Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY), production
  • 2003 - Short and Sweet African-American Playwrights Festival (Teaneck, NJ) 

 

 

 

PRESS:

"While very funny, Heritage also addressed the issue of racism within the black community and challenged the accepted ideas of what a black woman ‘should’ do to her hair.” 
– The Phoenix,  Sarah Lawrence College