Four young African American men find themselves untimely ripped from the world they know. Trapped in a cosmic waiting room, they struggle to make sense of where they are, how they got there and why their names ended up on “the list.” The play was inspired by the ever-growing list of slain unarmed African American men and women and it is described by the playwright as “an expressionistic buzz saw through the contemporary myth that 'all lives matter.'”
Out of health and safety concerns for our students, faculty and patrons, Theatre UCF has made the necessary decision to present several free virtual readings that will take place throughout the fall semester. More information on performances this spring will be announced soon.
Amplify, Empower, Illuminate: Four Plays With Many Diverse Voices
This reading is part of a series to highlight the urgent push for racial equality and social justice that is at the heart of the current anti-racist movement. This artistic response to current events brings to life contemporary plays that address the issues of injustice, police brutality and systemic racism against people of color. Each play in this series will be followed by a talkback with the creative team and guest speakers.
Kill Move Paradise
By James Ljames
Directed by Be Boyd
Premiere with talkback on Saturday, October 24 at 7 p.m. EDT
On-Demand streaming through Friday, October 30 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
Watch online for free at arts.ucf.edu/theatre