Close Sidebar

About Blood at the Root

When a black student disrupts the status quo at her high school by occupying space typically reserved for white students, her community erupts in hate speech, violence, and chaos. Inspired by the Jena Six case, which roiled tensions in Louisiana in 2006, Morisseau’s play scrutinizes the intrinsic links between justice, bias, and identity. Moving, lyrical, and bold, "Blood at the Root" probes the complexities of race, individual freedoms, and what justice means when biases have been normalized.

Written by Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell

Choreographer Tiffany Quinn

Run Time

90min, no intermission.

Start Date

End Date

Anacostia Playhouse

2020 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020

Extended Performance Window

2/22 - 3/24

February

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa
Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
$15
24
$15
25
26
27
$15
28
$15
Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

1
2
3
$20
4
5
6
7
$20
8
$20
9
$20
10
$20
11
12
13
14
$20
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31