Roosters

Theatre Exile

2007
$50,000

This project grant supported a 2008 production of Roosters by Milcha Sanchez-Scott, directed by Deborah Block. Live guitar music underscored the performance. Roosters tells the story of a father's return after seven years in prison for manslaughter. Father and son engage in a blood dance not only over the ownership of the family's prized cock-fighting rooster but also over who is now the cock-of-the-walk. The production ran in conjunction with Theatre Exile's outreach program, Paper Wings, which brings theater and education to the community of Norris Square to help raise self-esteem and expand each student's communication and conflict resolution skills.

Photo by Cory Frisco.