Sat 2/22 -Sat 3/14
Shortly after the murder of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, a consent decree between the city of Cleveland and the U.S Department of Justice sought reforms to the city’s police department. In playwright Nikkole Salter’s Breakout Session (or Frogorse), a corporate training company is vying for the contract for anti-bias training with Cleveland’s Police Department. When the white facilitator tosses the approved curriculum out the window, the session spirals. The story is born from a mixture of intensive research, conversations with the community and interviews with the people in power themselves. Each showing will be followed by a post-show or panel discussion.
Presented by Cleveland Public Theater, the play asks, “How can we build two-way bridges of trust between us amidst systemic racism?”
Opening night is February 22; it runs through March 14 with showings at 7pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays. Ticket prices range from $15-$35.
Find more information and purchase tickets here.
[Written by Jenna Thomas]