White History

Season: 
Spring 2016
Type: 
Experimental Production
Author: 
Dave Harris '16
Date of run: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, April 2, 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Yale Repertory Theatre See map
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Description: 

Bonnie and Todd, a perfectly pleasant Bon Jovi listening, kale eating, free-range white couple move into a new house after a fire burned down their last home. On the second day of living there, a member of the KKK kicks in the front door believing Bonnie and Todd to be the Black couple who moved in next door. The KKK Man is heartbroken to find that Bonnie and Todd are not the couple he was looking for. Naturally, he is invited over for dinner. The KKK Man is surprised to learn that this new couple is colorblind. In fact, they don’t even know that racism exists. A week later, Perry and Monica, the Black couple that moved in next door, come to a dinner party with Bonnie and Todd. And everything explodes. 

White History is a play that examines the pressure of America’s foundation and how we do and don’t talk about race today. Moreso than ever, it has become crucial for us to reconsider the way history motivates our everyday lives. It’s about damn time.

Director: 
Dave Harris
Producer: 
Sabine Decatur
Stage Manager: 
Yuni Chang
Lighting Designer: 
Roger Pellegrini
Set Designer: 
Jessica Hernandez
Sound Designer: 
Alex Zhang
Costume Designer: 
Jessenia Khalyat
Graphic Designer: 
Lining Wang
Master Electrician: 
Lucas Riccardi
Technical Director: 
Jae Shin
Sound Engineer: 
Bobby Berry
Actor / Actress & Role: 
MONICA - Olivia Klevorn
PERRY - Donald Woodson
KKK MAN - Miles Walter
BONNIE - Lauren Modiano
TODD - David McPeek
Assistant Director: 
Jill Carrera
Dramaturg: 
Ashley Greaves