MULATTO MATH By Playwright & performer Monique DeBose
Los Angeles, CA (May 25, 2018) – Following a successful opening at The Whitefire in North Hollywood, MdB Productions is pleased to announce the return of Mulatto Math: Summing Up the Race Equation in America, featuring playwright and internationally award-winning performer Monique DeBose. Multiple award-winning director Denise Dowse will be at the helm. The show will be at The Lounge Theatre as part of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 2nd – June 23rd, 2018. Tickets and information available at: www.MulattoMath.com. Running time is 75 minutes.
ABOUT THE SHOW Award-winning writer and international performer Monique DeBose explores race, family and identity through her unique lens of being born to a southern African American father and Irish upstate New York mother. Performed with original music, Monique exposes the beauty, disgrace and complication of both the black and white worlds she experienced growing up amid the political and racial tension in the seventies that is still prevalent today. Experience the bravery, vulnerability, hilarity, ignorance and ridiculousness that is race and identity in America. After a short break, the production will move to The Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles, as part of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival June 2 – 23, 2018. Tickets for both venues are available at: www.mulattomath.com
ABOUT MONIQUE DEBOSE LA native Monique DeBose is an award-winning, multi-talented playwright and Jazz-R&B-pop singer/songwriter, who has toured and entertained audiences throughout Europe, India and Asia. Her third album–The Sovereign One–is scheduled for release in Fall 2018. A leading vocal improvisationalist (having studied under Rhiannon and Joey Blake of the renowned Bobby McFerrin Voicestra), Monique now leads an international community of over 500 vocal artists throughout the United States and Europe. Inspired by her experience of of what it means to be half African American, half Irish American, she wrote the funny, heartwarming and disruptive one-woman show Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation in America to initiate conversation and heal race relations in America. She calls LA home, is married to a Brit and is raising two compassionate, culturally intelligent boys.
PRAISE FROM THE MEDIA
“COMPELLING and highly entertaining.” — NoHo Arts
“Entertaining, COOL, and enlightening” — LA Beat
“The meaning of the simple but also wonderfully complex word identity is here in a one-woman performance EXPLORED MASTERFULLY by Monique DeBose.” — Beverly Hills Courier
“The first few minutes had me HOOKED” – Stage Raw
Writer/Performer Monique DeBose explores race, family and identity through the lens of being mixed race, and with original music. With America's current relationship to race, class and identity, Monique exposes the beauty, disgrace and complication of both the black and white worlds she has the privilege of access to, as well as many aspects of the race conversation that you've questioned yourself but have perhaps been too afraid to speak out loud about. Experience the bravery, vulnerability, hilarity, ignorance and ridiculousness that is race and identity in America.
**EACH PERFORMANCE concludes with a talkback. Come and be a part of the conversation about race in America.
PERFORMANCE DETAILS at The Lounge Theatre – Hollywood – June 2 - 23, 2018 The show returns for fie performances, as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018 at The Lounge Theatre. Located at 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90038. Performances will be: June 2nd @ 8PM, June 9th @ 6PM, June 20th @ 10PM, June 21st @ 6PM, June 23rd @ 10PM
Tickets can be purchased through www.MulattoMath.com General admission is $15.00
Tickets & Info: www.MulattoMath.com
General admission $15.00