What you gonna do once you free? You just gonna walk up in somebody house and be like, “Hey. I’m a slave. Help me?”

1859: A famous Irishman writes a play about America. It’s a huge hit!

2014: An American tries to write his own version. Does anyone still care?

A world-premiere, old-fashioned, meta-melodrama with Humor! Feelings! Live Music! Wigs! Sensation Scenes! Slave Auctions! Exploding Steamboats! Photography! And More!

An Octoroon Creative Team

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Sarah Benson