By Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Laura Rikard
Select scenes performed by Najee Joyner and Kenia Simpson
USC Upstate Performing Arts Center – Studio Theatre
YELLOWMAN is a multi-character memory play about an African-American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her smalltown Southern upbringing and the light-skinned man whose fate is tragically intertwined with hers. The play explores the negative associations surrounding male blackness as well as the effect these racial stereotypes have on black women.