about the show

“Expanding decades, FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/ when freedom ain’t enuff echoes the poignant storytelling of my grandfather father, and future son. As a colored boy, I walked away charged to responsibly tell my story.” -- Kevin Anderson, T.R.U.T.H. Project.

In 2012 the world as we know it began to change. George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, and the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement began to gain footing. So what do you do? Bryan-Keyth Wilson began to write! Now here we are. 

 

FOR COLORED BOYZ on the verge of a nervous breakdown/ when freedom ain’t enuff is an unabashed display of blackness that’s unapologetic and speaks to the human heart from a black man’s perspective. Originally written after the death of Michael Brown (August 9, 2014), this is a love letter to the black man in all his glory, vulnerability, psychosis, and heartbreak. This piece brings social issues to the stage and addresses issues within the black community that is taboo. Afro-centric rhythms and dance are the pulse of this piece. FOR COLORED BOYZ resonates with its audiences no matter their ethnicity or demographic; a common thread brings us all together when sitting in the dark watching this show; to go forth with understanding and love.