Black N Blue Boys / Broken Men

A Senior Project in Theater and Performance Studies for Jeffrey Steele

by Dael Orlandersmith

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Based on Dael Orlandersmith’s conversations with young boys in a shelter, Black n’ Blue Boys/Broken Men places us with six men across New York disclosing the traumatic events that led them to becoming the men that they are. The narratives they share are complicated, nuanced, and raw. By dealing with a range of abuse including physical, sexual, and neglect, we confront the drastic impacts on these events have on boys and lead to cycles of violence. The piece ultimately wrestles with how do we heal our bruises and keep moving forward. 

Content Warnings: Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse (including minors), drug abuse, alcoholism, discussion of suicide
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Performance Dates & Times

November 9, 2023 - 8:00pm

November 10, 2023 - 8:00pm

November 11, 2023 - 2:00pm

November 11, 2023 - 8:00pm


Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Black Box

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via a ramp on the Church Street side. Venue and facilities are located on the main floor.

Patron Information

NOTE: The Saturday, November 11, 2023 evening performance of this production will feature ASL interpreters.

Production Team

Stage Manager
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Graphic Designer
Projections Designer