CHESLEY/CHAMBERS PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT
presents a Zoom reading of
Written by Pomo Afro Homos: Djola Branner, Brian Freeman, Eric Gupton & Marvin White
Directed by Dominique Rider
Performed by Timothy DuWhite, Broderick Clavery, and DJSJ
Written by Pomo Afro Homos (Postmodern African-American Homosexuals), DARK FRUIT premiered at the Public Theatre in December 1991. Its searing critique of family and identity within African-American and mainstream cultures was emblematic of the group's work. DARK FRUIT weaves together a variety of sketches exploring the complexities of black gay life. By engaging a range of topics including school integration and interracial relationships, Pomo Afro Homos created a broad-ranging vision of what it means to be a human living in a particular kind of body.
TOSOS is excited to present a Zoom reading of this work to bring it back into the spotlight and explore the ways in which the play, 30 years later, speaks to our current racial reckoning in America.
After the reading, please join us for a conversation with Djola Branner, co-founder and one of the writers, to discuss the play and the history of Pomo Afro Homos.
The Chesley Chambers reading series is curated by AriDy Nox and Dennis Corsi.