As thought-provoking as it is entertaining, The Colored Museum is helmed by director Pascale Florestal, Elliot Norton Award nominee for this year’s Once on This Island, and a self-described “collaborator” named by the Artery among innovative artists of color transforming the cultural landscape.
Indeed, the interdisciplinary collaborations surrounding The Colored Museum at The Umbrella offers a rich and immersive audience experience. Audience members will take the play experience with them out of the theater and be invited to contribute to an interactive visual art gallery exhibition, curated by noted Boston artist Cedric Vise1 Douglas, responding to the play’s themes. Optional talkbacks and guided tours by local experts offer a chance to go deep into Concord’s African-American history, explore anti-racism interventions, and engage in meangingful dialogues about race and Black experiences today.
by George C. Wolfe
Directed by Pascale Florestal
Presented on the Main Stage
Photos by Gillian Mariner Gordon