Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies

Greg Ferrand
Performance Dates

This irreverent world premiere drama set in Achievement Heights, Maryland follows Marquis, a book smart prep-schooler and Tru, a street savvy drop-out from inner-city Baltimore. Their worlds overlap in a holding cell where both are being detained. Tru observes that Marquis seems to have lost his “blackness” and pens a how-to manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies,” assuming the role of professor, courtship counselor, and hip-hop advisor. Marquis returns to school ready to make his mark as he and Tru continue to butt heads, debate, and ultimately prove that Nietzsche and 2pac were basically saying the same thing. Serge Seiden (When January Feels Like Summer, Bad Jews) directs this urgent world premiere by local rising star Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
90 minutes


Fielder, Dionysus, Concerned Citizen
Hunter, Headmaster Burns
Apollo/Officer Borzoi

Creative Team

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Properties: Kat Fleshman