Written by Greg Kalleres. Directed by Luke Harlan.
A black teenager is shot for his “Sky Max” shoes. Sales triple among white teens. Are ghetto-glorifying commercials to blame or the CEO that only sees dollar signs? Either way, a new cure for racism promises to solve everything and advertises, “If you don’t think you need it, you’re probably a racist!” HONKY is a darkly comedic look at five people, white and black, as they navigate the murky waters of advertising, race, romance and basketball shoes.
Starring Scott Barrow, Philip Callen, Dave Droxler, Danielle Faitelson, Anthony Gaskins, DeLance Minefee, Reynaldo Piniella and Arie Bianca Thompson.
Set Design by Roman Tatarowicz | Lighting design by Miriam Nilofa Crowe | Costume design by Sarah Thea Swafford | Sound Design by Brandon Wolcott | Projection Design by Caite Hevner | Production Manager: Sean Hagerty | Stage Manager: Brian D. Gold | Assistant Production Manager: Meghan Santelli
Urban Stages’ Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill | Program Director Rachel Sullivan | Development & Literary Director Antoinette Mullins | Company Manager Olga Devyatisilnaya | Producing Associate Peter Napolitano | Press Representative Joe Trentacosata, Springer Assoicates, PR
photos by Ben Hider. Honky Graphic by Stuart Jennings. Patrons' Night & Slam Night Graphic by Charles Alexander