HOW BLOOD GO - We're Worth It! - Quinntasia

Author Lisa Langford
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

PLAY DESCRIPTION

HOW BLOOD GO weaves the present and past together to explore the strained relationship between medicine and African Americans in this country. Just when Quinntasia is ready to take her wellness program, Quinntessentials, to market, she learns that her healthy body is not the product of her hard work, but of a futuristic experimental device, activated without her consent, that makes her appear White to doctors and nurses. She must decide if she’s willing to give up her Blackness to make her dream come true. Meanwhile, Bean and his brother, Ace, experience unethical medical treatment in the American South (the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment 1930-1970).

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Present                                 

Situation: Quinntasia is a fitness enthusiast who's lost weight and gotten into great shape as part of an experiment. What she doesn't know is the experiment makes her appear White to her doctors.

Subject Matter: African American, Health, Racism, Absurd, Afro-Futurism

Note from Playwright: A visit to the doctor inspired this. The doctor dismissed me with "You Black Girls" a month later I found out I had a serious illness (I'm fine now). But I thought about what it would be like to feel guilty for all the ailments Black women have and to think excessive exercise was the answer to discrimination.

Racism is literally killing Black people. Studies have shown that racial disparities in health care lead to higher mortality rates for African Americans than their white counterparts. HOW BLOOD GO asks what would you be willing to give up to be treated fairly: your consent, your compassion, or even your color?

Supplemental Information: To read the full script HOW BLOOD GO, visit Lisa’s New Play Exchange page.

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  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70, Adult 70+
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    African/African American, Multiracial, White
  • Character Special Traits
    Dancer, Very Physical
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
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    1 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
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