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Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau

Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau

Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau, Directed by Ruben Del Valle

In 2006, during a high school assembly, a student asked if he was allowed to sit under “Ol' Devoted,” a grand oak tree in the schoolyard. The answer was a series of disturbing events that exposed our roots. Again. This play is based on a true story. It’s our story.

Blood at the Root is based on true events that took place in 2006 at a high school in Jena, Louisiana.  This story reminds us of the inequities that still exist in America and we hope that our production brings awareness to our varied experiences when confronted with hate. With a collective awareness let’s plant a new seed and begin again. Can we agree that when one suffers, we all suffer? Blood at the Root contains profanity, sexually charged language, derogatory language, and racially offensive imagery.

Proceeds benefit the TU Foundation.
Performances are approximately 90 minutes and presented without intermission.

In coordination with the Center for Student Diversity and the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity, talkback sessions will be offered immediately following the performance on Friday, November 5, and Thursday, November 11.

Blood at the Root is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7:30pm

Mainstage Theatre, CA 3043
Center for the Arts, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252

Event Type

Arts & Culture, A&C-Theatre


Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity, Center for Student Diversity (CSD), Academic Affairs, Theatre Arts (Department of)

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Alumni



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