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Written by James Ijames

Directed by M. Graham Smith

July 6–August 5

Opening Night: Friday, July 13

M.A.D. Night:
Thursday, July 19 (especially for folks 25 and under)

In partnership with Headlands Center for the Arts, Shotgun Players will host a free pre-show conversation with White playwright James Ijames and Bay Area critic John Wilkins on Saturday, August 4, 5–6pm. Click here to RSVP.


Gus is a talented white male artist on the rise. His good friend Jane is the new curator at a prestigious museum. When Jane informs him he’s the exact opposite of what she's looking for, Gus is crushed. Then he hires Vanessa, an African-American actress who agrees to an unconventional role. White navigates the treacherous waters of code-switching and cultural appropriation with biting wit and a splash of disco realism.

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