By Kimberly Dixon-Mays, Directed by Mignon McPherson Stewart
In this one-person play, four Black women of different ages and eras encounter a trace of blood in an ordinary moment, and each must decide who or what to leave behind to live the lives they choose. As the women's times and spaces seep into each other, the force that connects them unwittingly stains the others with unforeseen consequences. Kimberly Dixon-Mays's new play reminds us that some stories of survival flow from everyday choices, in tiny drops.
When Given a Choice, Bleed was developed at Chicago Dramatists, Rivendell Theatre, and National Black Theatre.
This reading runs approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes with one intermission.
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- When Given a Choice, Bleed contains adult language, including mentions of sexuality and violence.
Kimberly-Dixon Mays Playwright
Mignon McPherson Stewart Director
Leslie Ann Sheppard Performer
Destini Huston Stage Directions Reader
Rachael Jimenez Casting
Special Thanks: Layla Bahmanziari