DOI: 10.5040/9781408173107.00000060
Scenes: 22. Roles: Male (5) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

Richard Patterson is not happy. The family of black actors that has moved in next door is rowdy, tacky, shameless, and uncouth. And they are not just invading his neighbourhood – they're infiltrating his family, his sanity, and his entirely post-racial lifestyle.

Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a wildly theatrical, explosive play on race. It is an unconventional comedy which uses minstrelsy both to explore the history of black theatre and to confront tensions in 'post-racial' America. It was first presented in the UK as a reading at the High Tide Festival in Halesworth, Suffolk, in 2012, before returning to the festival in a full production the following year.

From American Next Wave

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Branden Jacob-Jenkins

ISBN: 9781408173077

Series: Play Anthologies

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