Blood at the Root


When a black student disrupts the status quo at her high school by occupying space typically reserved for white students, her community erupts in hate speech, violence, and chaos. Inspired by the Jena Six case, which roiled tensions in Louisiana in 2006, Morisseau’s play scrutinizes the intrinsic links between justice, bias, and identity. Moving, lyrical, and bold, Blood at the Root probes the complexities of race, individual freedoms, and what justice means when biases have been normalized.

Presented by Theater Alliance

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$1 - $40

Discount Tickets Available Radical Neighboring Program (please see website)

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Box Office Phone: 202-241-2539

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/23/2019 - 03/24/2019
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 11:00am--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 03/02/2019 - 8:00pm Opening Night

Extra Performances

  • 02/26/2019 - 8:00pm
  • 02/27/2019 - 8:00pm
  • 03/18/2019 - 8:00pm

Dark Days

  • 02/27/2019 - 11:00am


  • 03/22/2019 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Imani Branch Ensemble
Molly Shayna Cohen Asha
Charles Franklin IV Ensemble
Jordan Clark Halsey Ensemble
Billie Krishawn Raylynn
Emmanuel Kyei-Baffour De'Andre
Maria Mainelli Ensemble
Deimoni Brewington Justin
Paul Roeckell Colin
Alex Turner Ensemble
Stephanie Wilson Toria
Production Personnel
Dominique Morisseau
Raymond O. Caldwell
Costume Designer
Amy MacDonald
Set Designer
Johnny Roberston
Sound Designer
Tony Starnes
Movement for plays
Tiffany Quinn
Lighting Designer
Alberto Segarra
Projections/Media Designer
Kelly Colburn
Sarah Conte


Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020

Getting There

  • Anacostia (Green Line)
  • Easily accessible via 90-series buses


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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