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Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men

Production

Interview with playwright Dael Orlandersmith in Goodman’s OnStage Magazine

On page 8 of this issue of OnStage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s literary manager and resident dramaturg interviews playwright Dael Orlandesmith on Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men. Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men is a co-commission between Goodman Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Travels, Transfers, and Enhancements – Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men

Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men is a co-production between Goodman Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Learn all about show transfers and the adaptations needed to get the show from California to Illinois.

Character Empathy

Dael Orlandersmith brings many characters to life in Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, some with less than savory histories and personalities. Goodman actor, Sandra Delgado, delves into understanding and protraying these “bad” characters from a different perspective

Text

Monologue-Driven Plays

This article looks at the uses of monologue in Western theater history, from Ancient Greece to Shakespeare, to its use in theatrical styles like docudrama.

Context

Hidden Populations: A Progression of the Depiction of the Mentally Ill in Popular Culture

During the second half of the 20th century, mental illness became a prevalent topic for film, literature, and theatre. This powerpoint takes a look at how different mental disorders were portray by the media through the past 60 years.

Subtext

Violence, Exploitation and Human Trafficking: Connecting the Dots

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) Education Outreach Associate Caleb Probst talks to students about the topics of sexual violence and and exploitation in Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men. In addition to explaining terms, he calls our student readers to action.

The Ins and Out of Family Reunification
In Flaco’s story, the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) tries to reunite his family after his mother is first arrested. This article looks at the goal of family reunification in homes in Illinois.

Resources

Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men Online Advocacy and Outreach Resources

Here you will find a list of centers, hotlines, websites, and literature to learn more about sexual abuse and to seek help.