[American Son demonstrates] how the tendrils of prejudice creep everywhere, even into the cracks of a marriage."

New York Times

“Where is my son!?!?” In the middle of the night, a mother frantically paces a police station, desperately trying to pry information about her missing son from evasive detectives. As tensions escalate and the story unwinds, the chasm between Jamal’s interracial parents widens. Winner of the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Award and a New York Times Critic’s Pick, this explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of parents on the brink. With local favorite and Curious Artistic Company member Jada Suzanne Dixon tackling the role made famous by Kerry Washington, American Son will crackle with urgency.

Tickets will be $5! Please note, there will be no intermission for this production. View our digital playbill here!

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Ellen & Dale LeGow

Jamie White & Andrew Sirotnak


Tara Cleare & Jesse LaNunziata

Elizabeth & Jim Neid

Lori Pidlick & Mark Niles

Sandra Roberts-Taylor and Tracy Taylor

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Robert Wiegand II

Here are some resources that expand on the importance of this play and its message. There are also some helpful articles on explaining race and racism to your children, how to be a better ally to Black people and POC, and some articles that will encourage you to challenge the way you think about racial relations in this country today.

Raising American Son – A Discussion Guide

How to Talk About Race with Your Kid by Melanie Pinola

A Conversation with My Black Son

The Conversation Black Parents Have With Their Kids About Cops by Rheana Murray

A Conversation With Black Women About Race by Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson

A Conversation With Police About Race by Geeta Gandbhir and Perri Peltz

#TalkAboutTrayvon by BlackLivesMatter

Imagining Abolition Series by BlackLivesMatter

Some Organizations to support


ACLU Colorado

The Second Tuesday Race Forum

Black Lives Matter 5280

The Denver Justice Project

SURJ Denver

Soul2Soul Sisters

Race Talk University

Creative Strategies for Change