Don't Smoke in Bed

Don't Smoke in Bed

By: Aurin Squire (author)Paperback

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"You know I saw an article in Time Magazine a few years ago that stated 'Asian Men are In,' and it had a picture of a white woman riding the back of an Asian man. No Kidding. Like he was some kind of human rickshaw. Maybe you should take a picture of Sheryl riding me with a blunt in her mouth an' a dreadlock wig." Following the success of last year's production of Obama-ology, multi-award-winning African-American playwright Aurin Squire returns to the Finborough Theatre with another world premiere - Don't Smoke in Bed. Jamaican-American Richard and White-American Sheryl are starting a family together. When they agree to a series of 'bedroom interviews', they believe that their interracial relationship is the focus of the article. As both play up to what they believe are the expectations of the interviewer, they embark on a journey that challenges their relationship to the core as the barriers between psychological and social, sexual and political, public and private, melt and dissolve...

About Author

Playwright Aurin Squire returns to Finborough Theatre where his play Obama-ology received its world premiere at the 2014, and was subsequently produced at RADA. Aurin is a New York journalist and playwright who graduated from The Juilliard School's Liia Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Program in May 2015. In 2015-2016, he has playwriting fellowships at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange for his choreopoem The Gospel According to F#ggots and at the National Black Theatre for his post-apocalyptic satire Zoohouse. His plays include A Family Manual for Kwanzaa (The Kennedy Center MFA Workshop)The Great Black Sambo Machine (Lincoln Centre Lab and Ars Nova), Defacing Michael Jackson (Nuyorican Poets Cafe workshop and winner of Lincoln Center's Act One Prize), To Whom It May Concern (Abingdon Theatre and ArcLight Theatre productions) and African Americana (Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Theatre 503). He was in the Royal Court Theatre's US Writer Programme in 2015 and the Dramatists Guild Fellowship. Currently, he is a television staff writer for the new political satire Brain Dead that will premiere on CBS in 2015. He writes and produces multimedia and web video including the installation art film Dreams of Freedom, which won three national prizes and is in the permanent exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History. He also works as a freelance reporter for Talking Points Memo, Fusion, Take Part and The New Republic. Aurin lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783197538
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 72
  • ID: 9781783197538
  • ISBN10: 1783197536

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