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Don’t Look Black by Preston Crowder

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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$15 – $20
Don't Look Black by Preston Crowder

Everybody wants to be Black until they face Black problems. Four white friends learn this when they enter a “Black Immersion Experience”

Tennessee Playwrights Studio (TPS) is proud to announce the world premiere production of Don’t Look Black, written by Preston Crowder and directed by Alicia Haymer.

Don’t Look Black was developed during Crowder’s Fellowship with TPS in 2020. TPS presented a workshop reading of this script as part of the TPS 2020 Virtual Reading Festival. Comments from the extremely enthusiastic virtual audience included:

Fully desperate to produce this

Need to see this all over again

This is so hard to watch in all the right ways

This is DEEP and I love IT!!!

This just keeps twisting


Crying in Australia. SOOOO powerful

The cast includes: Gabe Atchley, Candace-Omnira, Dianne DeWald, Chantea Kirkwood, Sawyer Latham, Leonard Ledford, Taryn Pray, Elliott Winston Robinson, Chandra Walton and Gillión Welsh.

Other theatre artists contributing to Don’t Look Black include: MeJah Bahams (Scenic Design), Dee Benn (Costumer), Tia Lewis (Stage Manager), Enjoli Morgan (Assistant Stage Manager), and Gabe Suico (Sound Design).

Visit tnplaywrights.org for cast/creatives bios.

Dates and times for Don’t Look Black are: August 19, 20, 25 (pay-what-you-can night), 26, 27 and September 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Darkhorse Theater – 4610 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. 

The final weekend of Don’t Look Black is presented as part of the 16th Annual Shades of Black Festival, which runs August 28th through October 1st and includes theatre productions from Destiny Theatre Experience, Dream 7 Productions, Global Education Center, SistaStyle Productions and more!.

This show contains adult themes and language.

Proof of vaccination and masks are required at the Darkhorse Theater.


August 19
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $20


Darkhorse Theater
4610 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209 United States