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SigWorks: Br'er Cotton

by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm

December 7, 2015


Lynchburg, Virginia. The former site of a thriving cotton mill is now an impoverished neighborhood. Deeply affected by all the recent killings of young black men like himself, Ruffrino, a 14-year-old “militant,” incites riots at school and online. More and more at odds with his mother and grandfather, the boy’s anger grows beyond containment while the family home literally sinks into the cotton field, and no one seems to notice but him.

Br’er Cotton is presented as part of SigWorks Monday Night New Play Readings, a new initiative which highlights and supports the work of DMV and regional playwrights. This series is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment. For more information, visit our SigWorks page.

The readings take place at Signature’s Ali’s Bar
No Reservations Required

  • The Reva & David Logan Foundation

    New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by The Reva & David Logan Foundation.