Black & 25 in America
Presented by UK Department of Theatre and Dance
Written and performed by Jeremy Gillett
September 13 & 14, 2019
Written and performed by University of Kentucky Theatre Alum Class of 2016 Jeremy Gillett, this one-man play explores the experience of being a young, Black adult in today’s America. Award-winning actor/playwright Gillett embodies multiple characters going through a diverse range of experiences from “Big Man” – the high school football star trying to escape a life of poverty and crime, to “Marcy” – a biracial woman who struggles to navigate two identities, and “Darron” – a closeted gay man from a deeply religious family. Before “Black-ish,” “This Is Us,” or “The Chi” – Gillett was developing his story as an undergraduate at UK and returns home to share his voice with the audiences that first inspired him.