"O/R" at YWCA's Forum on Race

itt-logo-2-1An Invited Performance of Excerpts from

Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14

YWCA Greater Cleveland’s
“It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race”

February 3, 2017 from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mandel Humanities Center at Tri-C East

Playwrights Local is proud to announce that its recent production, Objectively/Reasonable, will be featured in an upcoming event hosted by YWCA Greater Cleveland. Original cast members Kaila Benford and Nathan Tolliver will open this half-day program with monologues from our critically acclaimed play on the 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice.

Entitled “Foundations for Change,” this gathering on February 3, 2017 is part of the YWCA Greater Cleveland’s series “It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race.” In addition to our performance, there will be a gallery walk, a keynote speaker, circle conversations, and lunch. The tentative schedule runs 8:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Mandel Humanities Center at Tri-C East. Complete information can be found at http://www.ywcaofcleveland.org/site/c.9hKQL9NNLmJ2G/b.9228373/k.4659/Its_Time_to_Talk_Forums_on_Race.htm.

Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14 originally ran from August 18 through September 4, 2016, at the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts. Directed by Terrence Spivey, the play was praised by Cool Cleveland as “a work that should travel to theaters all over the country…a catharsis” and by Broadway World as “a must-see experience for anyone interested in the real world around them.” Objectively/Reasonable was written by an ensemble of playwrights—Mike Geither, Tom Hayes, Lisa Langford, Michael Oatman, and David Todd—and conceived/edited by Todd. Additional information on the play is available at http://playwrightslocal.org/objectively-reasonable/.