Blood at the Root

Friday, Mar 4, 2022 - Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 at Clarence Brown Lab Theatre

By Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Tracey Copeland Halter

“I can ruin your life with a stroke of my pen.”

A Black high school student sits under a tree seemingly reserved for whites. The next day, three nooses appear on the tree. A few weeks later, a fight erupts. The Black students are charged with attempted murder. Inspired by the true story of the Jena 6, racial double standards and inequality in the criminal justice system are explored in this contemporary drama from the playwright of Detroit ’67.

This production contains adult content.


‡ Appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ◊ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. ¤ Represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.