After a successful three week run at the Davenport Theatre in NYC, Then Sean met Khalid continues to pick up steam as it returns for another run at the Playroom Theatre in NYC. This powerful show is a thought provoking and at times quite hilarious musical that tackles racism in a refreshingly different manner. It is the story a middle-class white family that adopts a Black child, Sean White. Life seems “normal” for Sean until he comes across an interview between Sean Hannity and the late Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad. The characters are startlingly relatable; the scenes are uncomfortably close to home and prompt immediate self-reflection. With the help of powerful songs, the show cleverly tackles white privilege in a very accessible way. With a brief talk-back following every show, it creates the perfect forum, and starting point for discussions on race.
“Then Sean Met Khalid,” premiered in the 2010 Boulder Fringe Festival. The piece was so well received that it earned a grant from the Boulder County Arts Alliance and has been invited to perform at the University of Colorado’s 17th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit, the Boulder Public Library, 2012 Pedagogy of the Oppressed conference at Berkeley, CA, the Glendale YMCA, and sold out NYC performances at the 47th St Theatre and Shetler Studios and most recently at the Davenport Theatre.