The Shipment


Staged through a series of theatrical vignettes, The Shipment is in an irreverent look at African-American identity, challenging stereotypes in a not yet post-racial society. Using a veil of humor including politically-charged standup, sketch, short drama, music, and movement, director Young Jean Lee confronts that which makes her most uncomfortable and shines a subversive, engaging light on the racial filter through which we perceive the world.



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Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$1 - $35

Discount Tickets Available Forum For All allows for 51% of each performance's house to be Pay-What-You-Want at the door

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Box Office Phone: 301-588-8279

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/21/2015 - 06/13/2015
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 8:00pm--
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 8:00pm--
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 05/25/2015 - 8:00pm Opening Night (Invite Only)
  • 06/08/2015 - 8:00pm Industry Night
  • 05/23/2015 - 8:00pm Silver Spring Night

Extra Performances

  • 05/23/2015 - 2:00pm
  • 06/13/2015 - 2:00pm
  • 06/08/2015 - 8:00pm

Dark Days

  • 05/30/2015 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Dexter Hamlett Desmond
Shannon Dorsey Thomasina
Mark Hairston Omar
Gary Perkins III Michael
Darius McCall Thomas
Production Personnel
Young Jean Lee
Psalmayene 24
Costume Designer
Katie Touart
Set Designer
Michael Dove
Sound Designer
Thomas Sowers
Movement for plays
Tony Thomas II
Lighting Designer
Allan Sean Weeks