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A mother's obsession with light skin and dislike for her dark skinned daughter disrupts life for the entire family. Read more

Baltimore, MD Theater
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 24, 2013.

A mother's obsession with light skin and dislike for her dark skinned daughter disrupts life for the entire family.

Baltimore, MD Theater
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Brief Synposis

Colorism is a serious issue that continues to separate and divide the Black community. “Colorstruck” provides a poignant examination of the effects of colorism in the lives of a family torn apart by the mother’s obsession with light skin and hatred for dark skin. The play takes place over a 17 year period in the lives of the Kentagould family. Through dialogue and poetry about colorism, the historical origins and perspectives of colorism within the Black community are revealed. Momentous dialogue includes Rory Kentagould’s comments, behavior and bold confession of her dislike for her dark skinned daughter Ebony; discussion of the light skin and dark skin color dynamic within the Black community; the light skin superiority complex versus the dark skin inferiority complex; Marise Kentagould’s touching reminiscence of the colorism tests used to separate and divide Black Americans; and the heartbreaking and tragic tale told by Kara Evans of her experience as a perpetrator of colorism when she was younger.  

At the heart of the controversy is Ebony Kentagould, a beautiful dark skinned girl who triumphs over her mother’s attempted indoctrination to hate her dark skin color. Each character stands their ground, firmly holding on to their beliefs, values and determination to force change in the lives of each member of the family and to eradicate colorism practices and beliefs from their family forever.

Funding

Your donations will help us pay all expenses associated with the full production of the play and include:

  • Rehearsal and theatre space
  • Costumes
  • Lighting, Sound and Set Designers
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Director's Stipend
  • Actors’ Stipends
  • Stage Manager
  • Props

Risks and challenges

We do not foresee any extraordinary risks or challenges that will prevent production of Colorstruck.

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    Acknowledgment on website and one week subscription to TACO Magazine Online (launching in 2013).
    TACO Magazine is the magazine of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

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    Acknowledgment on website; Mention on Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio and two weeks subscription to TACO Magazine Online (launching in 2013).

    TACO Magazine is the magazine of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

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    1 backer

    Acknowledgment on website and Playbill.One month subscription to the TACO Magazine (launching online in 2013)
    Mention on Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio.

    TACO Magazine is the magazine of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    Mention on Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio and
    Acknowledgment on website and in Playbill.
    Two month subscription to the TACO Magazine Online (launching online in 2013)

    TACO Magazine is the magazine of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

    Estimated delivery:
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    Acknowledgment on website and Playbill; Two tickets to Colorstruck. Three month subscription to the TACO Magazine (launching online in 2013)
    Mention on Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio.

    TACO Magazine is the magazine of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    One ticket to the Conference on Colorism (November 2013), Two tickets to Colorstruck; Acknowledgment on website and in Playbill; Mention on Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio.One free Admission pass to the Webinar on Colorism as a Psychic Prison.
    Four month subscription to the TACO Magazine (launching online in 2013)

    TACO Magazine is the magazine of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    Two tickets to the Conference on Colorism (Nov. 2013) Two tickets to “Colorstruck”; Acknowledgment on website and in playbill; Mention on Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio. Two Invitations to Colorstruck reception with Dr. Culbreth and cast.
    Two free admission passes to the Webinar on Colorism as a Psychic Prison.
    Six month subscription to the TACO Magazine (launching online in 2013)

    TACO Magazine is the magazine of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    Four tickets to the Conference on Colorism (Nov. 2013);
    Four Tickets to Colorstruck;
    Acknowledgment on website and in Playbill;
    Mention during the Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio; Four Invitations to the Colorstruck reception with Dr. Culbreth and cast.
    Four free admission tickets to the Webinar on Colorism as a Psychic Prison.
    One year subscription to the TACO Magazine (launching online in 2013)

    TACO Magazine is the magazine of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (60 days)