BY: Nikkole Salter
THE STORY: 2001. The Davis family meets for what should be
a fun holiday season in their native Tulsa,OK. But when Lois
insists the family join a class-action law suit for reparations,
old family wounds are ripped open and we discover that the
government isn't the only one being asked to apologize. 80 years after the Tulsa Race Riots, REPAIRING A NATION explores the complexity of inherited wounds, the nature of apology and the possibility of reconciliation.
Full Length, Two Act
3 Women, 2 Men
REPAIRING A NATION received Honorable Mention on the Killroy's 2015 second annual edition of "The List," an initiative designed to promote gender parity in the production of theatre in the U.S.
REPAIRING A NATION received a first production at Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ, Feb. 26 - Mar. 8, 2015 directed by Producing Artistic Director, Marshall Jones, III. That same production was featured at the National Black Theatre Festival August 6 -8, 2015 and taped for PBS Thirteen's Theater Close-Up series, streamed online and broadcast beginning February 18, 2016. This production was named one of New Jersey's Top Theatre Productions in 2015 by NJArts.net. For more information on the Crossroads production click here.
For information on the ETA Creative Arts production in Chicago,
click here. The Karamu House production runs in Cleveland, OH Feb. 9 - 26, 2017 directed by Margaret Ford-Taylor.
Starring: (l to r) Joyce Linzy, Butch Terry, Johnathon L. Jackson, Rebecca Morris and Jameka Dent
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LINKS to PRESS and REVIEWS from KARAMU HOUSE Production
Review: Talkin' Broadway - Repairing a Nation
By: Mark Horning 02/25/2017
"Strong personalities clash as this no-holds-barred battle of the wits and lips unfolds before the audience...While sporting an intricate plot it is an entertaining work that combines American history with a dysfunctional family."
Review: Cleveland Scene - 'Repairing a Nation' Shines Light on Legacy of 1921 Tulsa Race Riots
By: Christine Howey 02/15/2017
"...the play is often compelling and instructive...Salter crafts many moments when these people feint and fight each other effectively. It all leads up to the revelation of a family secret that threatens to pull the family even further apart."
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LINES IN THE DUST
REPAIRING A NATION