3/Fifths' Trapped in a Traveling
Conceived and Written by James Scruggs
Directed by Mark Rayment
Choreographed by Nejla Yatkin
Three traveling minstrel show performers share songs and dance and details of their lives which to them have become a minstrel show. With the audience as jurors they strive to understand how cell-phone and dash-cam videos of police killing unarmed black men have become as subjective as an abstract painting. Depending on who you are, the same video can show a murder, or an officer fearing for his life.
Originally produced by Sleeping Weazel in Boston and coming to 3LD in New York