A Literature to Life Stage Presentation of
Black Boy by Richard Wright
A Program of Young Audiences New York
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Performed by Tarantino Smith
Adapted and Directed by Wynn Handman
Based on Richard Wright’s searing autobiography, Black Boy dramatizes Wright’s journey from childhood innocence to adulthood in the Jim Crow South. Audiences are taken on a compelling journey focusing on Richard’s hunger for knowledge and his fight to claim his basic human rights. Though written in 1943, Black Boy’s themes of racism, injustice, and communities paralyzed by fear and misunderstanding still resonate deeply in today’s world.
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