Mercedes White


Mercedes White was born and raised in Chicago. She grew up in the vibrant Mexican American community of Pilsen. As a biracial child of both African American and Mexican descent she always knew she wanted to tell the stories of the people in her community whose voices are often never heard. She is an actress and playwright dedicated to inspiring change through theatre. She is a founding member of Definition Theatre Company and has written three full-length plays. GENESIS: A Prequel to a Raisin in the Sun  was produced by Definition in 2014. THE RIVER JORDAN  had a public reading at Steppenwolf Theatre. Also Gentrification sucks.



I believe in writing the stories of the people and for the people. I believe in telling the truth regardless of how much may hurt because only through watching the reality of what others go through can we truly begin to grow and find hope. In short, I write for humanity.



Patricia Mcinnis










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Why is it called “getting drunk” for the homeless, but “brunch” for everyone else?

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Young homeless man is drunk and begins dissecting the lessons he learned as a child and how they don't apply to reality.

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A daughter is comforting her mother by expressing her gratitude for all that she has done.

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Jasmine is attempting to lift her brothers spirits by reminding him who he is.

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A young woman remembers what it was like to have her father abandon the family.

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Young homeless man realizes it's his and his twin sister's birthday.

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A young African American homeless man addresses the men and women who continue to walk past him as if he is invisible.

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Young Homeless man reminisces about his family and his feelings towards his father.

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Homelessness does not determine worth or character.