Brévo Theatre presents “American Son” by Christopher Demos-Brown, directed by Terrence Pride. This show tells of an estranged bi-racial couple who must confront their feelings about race and bias after their son is detained by the local police following a traffic stop incident. Their disparate histories and backgrounds inform their assumptions as they try to find out what happened to their son.
Runtime: Approximately 1hr. 30mins. (15-minute intermission).
Following our show, on February 20, we will have a talkback entitled “2 Shades of Black: An Exploration of Biracial Identity,” with playwright Christopher Demos-Brown as our special guest, evoking a conversation about living a biracial life and their experiences. Admission to the talkback is free. If you plan to only attend the talkback, you will be admitted once the performance concludes. The talkback will also be streamed via Facebook Live and Zoom.
Where: Little Haiti Cultural Center (212 NE 59th Ter, Miami, FL 33137)
Lobby opens 60 mins. prior to curtain, house opens 30mins. prior to curtain.
This production contains strong language.
Face coverings are required during the performance and talkback.
Christopher Demos-Brown has written over a dozen full-length plays and screenplays. His honors include the Laurents/Hatcher Award, a Steinberg Citation from The American Theatre Critics Association, and multiple regional theatre awards (including two Carbonell Awards, multiple Silver Palms and the inaugural Berkshire Theatre Award for Outstanding New Work). His plays include American Hero, Captiva, Stripped, and When The Sun Shone Brighter. Chris is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds graduate degrees from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and The University of Geneva. He is also a practicing trial lawyer and former prosecutor. Chris and his wife, Stephanie, are co-founders of Zoetic Stage, an award-winning theatre in residence at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the performing Arts in Miami, Florida. They also practice law together in Miami. Chris’s play, AMERICAN SON, had a successful run at the Booth Theatre on Broadway, directed by Kenny Leon, and starting Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, and Eugene Lee. The play was adapted into a feature film on Netflix.
Sarah Lubin, a Miami, Florida native who acquired her B.A in theatre performance at Florida A&M University has received international recognition for her work. Beginning with a Kennedy Center Theater Festival nomination for her role as Maggie in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” to “From the Mississippi Delta” (Woman 2) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Lubin’s credits also include: The Change (Gio) and No Exit! (Estelle). Aside from her background in theatre, Sarah has trained in film with Nick Conti’s Professional Acting Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.
Demitri Edward Narace is excited to be making his debut on the Miami stage! His stage experience includes Grempkin from Peter and the Starcatchers and Simon Mostyn from Murder on the Nile, to numerous ensemble roles performed in Tallahassee, FL. He would like to make a special shout out to the director for giving him the opportunity to take part in this exquisite piece of theater.
Thomas Herold is a community leader and founder of Coming Home Coalition. A life coach, mentor and motivational speaker, Thomas looks to help everyone be their best selves. This is his first professional show.
“With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”
“American Son” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com