By Sarah Downs
one in two opens a dramatic window into the lives of HIV positive, queer, black men. Inspired by the 10th anniversary of his being diagnosed with HIV, Donja R. Love has written a compelling play that tells it like it is, from the highs to the lows to the really, really lows. I was deeply moved by the writing, and particularly by the courageous, honest performances of the three actors, Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler and Edward Mawere. In representing his experience and publicizing facts about HIV and the AIDS epidemic which we have conveniently forgotten since the outbreak in the late 70’s, Love reminds us that now, as then, silence equals death. Note: The show involves strong language, some nudity and simulated sex acts so it is definitely not for children. Read the full review HERE.
one in two, written by Donja R. Love. Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb. With Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler and Edward Mawere. Scenic Design by Arnulfo Maldonato, Costume Design by Andy Jean, Lighting Design by Cha See and Sound Design by Justin Ellington. Presented by the The New Group, at the Pershing Square Theatre (480 West 42nd St.)(The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre), through January 12, 2020. Click here for performance schedule. For tickets click here, or go to www.thenewgroup.org.
The New Group has partnered with the National Queer Theater for community engagement and outreach initiatives surrounding the production of one in two with the support of Gilead Sciences. Learn more about their work at NationalQueerTheater.org.