Thoughts of a Colored Man

100 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

2/8/2024, 2/9/2024, 2/10/2024, 2/15/2024, 2/16/2024, 2/17/2024, 2/22/2024, 2/23/2024, 2/24/2024


Rediscover Oneself as dawn breaks in Brooklyn, and seven Black men rise to meet the day. One of them, a finance director, leaves his luxurious condo to jog around their rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, just as a grocery-store clerk is starting another soul-crushing shift. At the bus stop, two best friends debate the intricacies of modern dating, while a basketball coach at the youth center grapples with his unrealized potential. At the hospital, a teacher and his father-in-law welcome a new life. And at the barbershop, the whole group meets for cuts and conversation as sparks fly over questions of identity and community. Through the storytelling style of SLAM Narrative, this daringly universal new play celebrates the hopes, ambitions, joys, and triumphs of Black men in a world that often refuses to hear them.