A New Play by Radha Blank
Directed by Niegel Smith
Burnt-out social worker Anne Colleen Simpson decides to leave the field on a high note, with a book detailing her career, but when Chee-Chee, a gifted twelve-year-old from the ‘projects’ collides into her life, she’s forced to confront his young mother and the shadows of her past. Anne and Chee-Chee develop an unlikely friendship that leads to an explosive encounter threatening both their futures.
Infused with the vibrant rhythm and verse of Hip-Hop culture, Seed weaves through the fault lines of a gentrified Harlem, begging the question: How far are you willing to go to protect the future of a community and its children?
“The questions this play asks about race, social status, education, and family make it an important piece of theater.” -BACKSTAGE CRITIC’S PICK
“This masterpiece of theater explores, challenges, and provokes us to take some action” -NYTHEATER.COM
“the play illuminates the role of race, class, religion, the meaning of friendship and the breakdown of the nuclear family within the urban Black community in a realistic and insightful…manner.” -DOMINION OF NEW YORK