Saturday, March 12 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
at the Alliance for the Arts
Free to attend, join the Alliance for the Arts for a select performance of scenes from the Colored Museum followed by an in-depth conversation on race, identity and inclusion. An RSVP is required.
The Colored Museum uses humor, irony and exaggeration to expose and censure African American stereotypes embraced by most Americans. Amid the laughter, audiences are confronted with the stark reality of the trauma, pain and struggle of being black in America: prompting a deeper examination of identity and acceptance.
In a 1998 interview with David Savran, Wolfe describes his use of contradiction in The Colored Museum as a process of “searching for [one’s] own complexity,” of “try[ing] as a human being not to choose this quality over that quality, but to try to embrace all of them.”