Mykai Eastman's MISS EDUCATION stages virtual performance
On Friday, January 29th, Jack Russell Richardson performed in a virtual production of Mykai Eastman's "Miss Education" for the Un-American Black Box Theatre. Directed by Michaela Thomas, it was a part of the theatre's PLAYBOX series "focused on workshops of new pieces of American theatre, culminating in virtual readings for a live audience." (UnAmericanBlackboxTheatre.org)
From their website: "Miss Education follows the story of Roxanne Waters. Art teacher by day, activist by night. Torn between the commitments to her personal life and her public demonstrations, everything she stands for is put to the test when a blind date takes a very unexpected turn."
Jack played the role of Scott, a boyishly charming and too-good-to-be-true suitor for Roxanne (played by Jasmine Harris). Roxanne and Scott share an evening together connecting over shared passions for art, culture, and education. Just when things seem perfect, however, Scott reveals where he received his schooling: the New York City Police Academy.
The cast also included Jedonn Bell as Jay, Alaysia Duncan as Missy, and Holly Adams as Belinda Roth. Stage directions were read by Deletris Bryant.
The performance was held through a zoom webinar.