The Colored Museum

by George C. Wolfe

The Second Dramat Fall Ex

Miss Pat, the flight attendant on “Celebrity Slave Ship” meets Miss Roj, “a snap queen” who rejects the limitations of respectability politics. Two wig stands argue about the politics of hair. A girl gives birth to an egg. Stereotypes are exposed and exploded in eleven exhibits that satirize how the world sees and interprets "otherness."

The Colored Museum is an experimental play that straddles various versions of reality while navigating what it means to be a person of color in America. It rebuts understandings of culture that are monolithic or existent within vacuums.

The Colored Museum makes room for joy, laughter, and a piercing pain . It navigates identity in a way that is aware of the nuanced nature of oppressive systems. It inverts the silencing of the individual by placing each narrative/exhibit on center stage.

The Colored Museum tells the story of a community fighting to come to terms with both history and present while seeking definitions of freedom.
Contact the Show
October 13 at 8:00pm
October 14 at 8:00pm
October 15 at 2:00pm
October 15 at 8:00pm
@ Iseman Theater
Show no longer running
There is a cost of admittance to this production.
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff
DirectorAlexis Payne
ProducerErica Wachs
ProducerDeclan Kunkel
Stage ManagerGabrielle Coloma
Technical DirectorRyan Simpson
Lighting DesignerRyan Seffinger
Master ElectricianSara Harris
Sound DesignerDanielle Lotridge
Set DesignerAdam Lessing
Costume DesignerCara Washington
Projections DesignerAnita Norman
Projections DesignerCarrie Mannino
Graphic DesignerLining Wang
Musical DirectorAdé Ben-Salahuddin
Hair ArtistSophia Morales
Makeup ArtistSophia Morales
Lights CrewCarlos Guanche
Lights CrewHannah Block
Lights CrewSarah Al-Shalash
Lights CrewLihua Xiao
Lights CrewSeamus Houlihan
Lights CrewOkoduwa Aboiralor
Lights CrewSara Speller
Sound CrewTarek Ziad
Sound CrewJoseph Bosco
Sound CrewConnor Halleck-Dube
Sets CrewElle Buellesbach
Sets CrewNeil Goodman
Paint ChargeSarah Ludwin-Peery
Diction CoachShyamala Ramakrishna
Assistant DirectorMia Fowler
Assistant ProducerErin Hebert
Assistant Stage ManagerNia Berrian
Assistant Stage ManagerMatthew Kegley
Assistant Stage ManagerAnastasiia Posnova
Assistant Stage ManagerMrinal Dursun
Assistant Technical DirectorHafsa Abdi
Assistant Lighting DesignerCarlos Guanche