Written and Performed by Darian Dauchan
Directed by Nicole A. Watson
September 30th, 2014
BLACK SHEEP re-imagines the “black experience” through the perspective of a host of characters from cops, to drag queens, to Afro-punk teenagers as they battle the “community” they supposedly come from while fighting their own isolation in search of an identity that lives outside the box of tribalism.
While giving voice to the voiceless among the voiceless and expanding our perception of what we perceive as the “black experience,” BLACK SHEEP invites the audience to expand their perception by glimpsing into the lives of the minorities amongst the minorities.
A theatrical exploration on those who despite their skin don’t fit in with their own kin.
DARIAN DAUCHAN (playwright/performer) is an award winning solo performer, actor, and poet who has appeared on both Broadway (Twentieth Century) and Off-Broadway Theatre (Jean Cocteau Rep., Classical Theatre of Harlem). TV credits include “Law and Order” and Nickelodeon’s “Bet the House”. He is the 2012 winner of The Jerome Foundation’s Stakeholder’s Choice Award and one of his most recent shows Death Boogie, A Hip Hop Poetry Musical, was the 2012 winner of two Edinburgh Fringe Festival Musical Theatre Matters Awards for BEST New Music and BEST Innovation of a Musical. His band The Mighty Third Rail are 2014 American Music Abroad Finalists for the U.S. State Department and in February performed at SPKRBOX, the first Hip Hop Theatre Festival in Norway. dariandauchan.com
NICOLE A. WATSON (director) is a freelance director and educator. Credits include born bad, Milk Like Sugar, Ti-Jean and His Brothers (NYU-Tisch School of the Arts StageWorks), Better Homes & Homelands (The Drama League DirectorFest), and the world premiere of the opera Approaching Ali (Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center). She was a 2013 Drama League Fall Fellow, and assisted on The August Wilson American Century Cycle at WNYC Radio’s Greene Space. Nicole was most recently the Assistant Director on The Great Society (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). From 2009-20011, Nicole was the Shakespeare director for the 52nd Street teen ensemble, directing and touring Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The University of Calgary and the Banff Performing Arts Center). Nicole received the 2011 League of Professional Theatre Women’s Josephine Abady Award and is an alum of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and the Women’s Project 2010-2012 Directors Lab, and a member of the New Georges Jam. BA History, Yale. MA Interdisciplinary Studies, NYU.