When Given A Choice, Bleed

STARTS 2/26/2022 The Alice Center
7pm FREE with Reservations

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.

Read Content Advisory Info
  • When Given a Choice, Bleed contains adult language, including mentions of sexuality and violence.



  • Kimberly-Dixon Mays

    Kimberly-Dixon Mays Playwright

  • Mignon McPherson Stewart

    Mignon McPherson Stewart Director

  • Leslie Ann Sheppard

    Leslie Ann Sheppard Performer

  • Destini Huston

    Destini Huston Stage Directions Reader

  • Rachael Jimenez

    Rachael Jimenez Casting

Special Thanks: Layla Bahmanziari



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