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dwb (driving while black) - (Streaming)
Start Date: 10/23/2020 All Day
End Date: 10/29/2020
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Presented with Opera Omaha

dwb (driving while black)

New York & Virtual Premiere

EXTENDED due to popular demand! (Oct. 30- Nov. 1)

October 23 - 29, 2020
Pre-recorded streaming-on-demand presentation


 (Registration required)

"Un-missable" -
The New York Observer, Fall 2020

"One of the most singularly devastating theatrical moments of the last year.” –The Pitch

“A composer of vivid imagination and skill” —Fanfare

This taut, 44-minute sung drama is a musical provocation to engage with the essential conversation of our day: racial injustice.  dwb has been directed explicitly for streaming presentation. It documents the all-too-familiar story of an African American parent whose beautiful brown boy approaches driving age. What should be a celebration of independence and maturity turns out to be fraught with the anxiety of driving while black.

Roberta Gumbel, librettist/soprano- “Silver voiced…” New York Times
Susan Kander, composer
Chip Miller, director
New Morse Code Hannah Collins (cello) & Michael Compitello (percussion)

REGISTER HERE (Registration required)

General Admission: pay any amount 
Baruch Students: Free


Thurs Oct 29 at 6 PM – Live discussion with Roberta Gumbel, librettist and performer of dwb, J.T Roane, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Arizona State University, Erica Richardson, Assistant Professor of English at Baruch College, and two students of Baruch College; Teona Pagan, President of Black Student Union at Baruch College and Yael Meegan. 

(available on 10/29 only an hour before start of program.)

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