Lorene Chesley, Gregory Perri, Jaysen Wright, Sue Jin Song. Photo by Tony Powell.
By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Seema Sueko
Lorene Chesley, Gregory Perri, Sue Jin Song, Jaysen Wright
Scenic Design: Misha Kachman
Costume Design: Dede M. Ayite
Lighting Design: Xavier Pierce
Sound Design: Andre Pluess
Projection Design: Jared Mezzocchi
First Performance April 14, 2017
Final Performance May 21, 2017
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Do our belief systems stem from our environment, or are some prejudices hard-wired into us?
With barbed wit, Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly) explores the unavoidable nature of racism and other sticky subjects in the controversial and fiercely funny new play Smart People.
Four intellectuals — a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain’s response to race — search for love, acceptance and identity in a complex world where political correctness comes face-to-face with cold hard data.