American Slavery Project

Ten Minute Plays On Trayvon, Race and Privilege


In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, The New Black Fest commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege. Facing Our Truth's purpose is to incite serious discussion in our collective communities around these urgent issues. 


The Playwrights:

Dominique Morisseau

Winter Miller

Dan O'Brien (with the 2013 Grammy Award Winning Quetzal Flores)

Marcus Gardley

Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah 

A. Rey Pamatmat



The following theaters and institutions have presented or produced

Facing Our Truth


National Black Theatre (New York City)

Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles)

The Public Theater (New York City)

The Goodman Theater (Chicago)

New World Performance Lab/Center for Applied Theater and Active Culture (Akron)

Woolly Mammoth/African Continuum Theater (D.C)

Baltimore Center Stage (Baltimore)

Philips Academy (Andover, MA)

Facing Race (Dallas)

Hansberry Project (Seattle)

Brava Theater (San Francisco)

and more...



Facing Our Truth is available at Samuel French Inc. 

Order online by clicking HERE.


FACING OUR TRUTH is NOT associated with The Trayvon Martin Foundation.