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BLKS

by AZIZA BARNES

directed by ROBERT O’HARA

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“BLKS is raw, blistering, hilarious, and enraging.”

-Chicago Sun-Times

When shit goes down, your girls show up. As sharply funny as it is poignant, BLKS introduces us to Octavia, Imani, and June—three twenty somethings in New York City hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn’t seem to care. They drink a lot. They smoke a lot. They try to have sex. A lot.

When they need each other the most, the women rally to “resurrect their fly” in a day full of humorous and painful attempts to be heard through the noise that surrounds them. ROBERT O’HARA (Barbecue) directs. POET AZIZA BARNES makes their playwriting debut which signifies the arrival of a wholly original voice.

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Creative Team

Aziza Barnes

playwright

Aziza Barnes

playwright

Aziza Barnes is blk & alive. Aziza’s professional playwriting debut BLKS premiered in December 2017 at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Winner of the 2015 Pamet River Prize, Aziza’s first full length collection i be but i ain’t is from YesYes Books 2016. Aziza is a Cave Canem Fellow, co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival, and co-host of the podcast The Poetry Gods. Graduate of New York University and participant in the 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference.

Robert O'Hara

director

Robert O'Hara

director

ROBERT O’HARA has received the NAACP Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two Obies and the Oppenheimer Award. He directed the world premieres of Nikkole Salter and Dania Guiria’s In the Continuum, Tarell McCraney’s The Brother/ Sister Plays (Part 2), Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy, Kirsten Childs’ Bella: An American Tall Tale, as well as his own plays, Mankind, Bootycandy and Insurrection: Holding History. His recent plays Zombie: The American and Barbecue world premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theater and New York Shakespeare Festival, respectively. His recent directing projects include, Kirsten Child’s Bubbly Black Girl at City Center/Encores Off Center, the Universes’ Uni/Son, inspired by the poetry of August Wilson at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He holds a Directing MFA from Columbia University.

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