The Day I Became Black
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The Day I Became Black

The Day I Became Black NYC Reviews and Tickets

(103 Ratings)
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Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

About the Show

Does a young comedian have to get rid of his whiteness in order to be the color he's "supposed" to be? Hear Bill Posley weigh in on the modern-day conversation about race from a unique perspective.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (103)

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51 Reviews | 8 Followers
Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love the combination of laughter and heartache as told by an excellent storyteller.

Don't see it if you don't want to deal with the subject of race in America today or you don't like one man shows. Read more

247 Reviews | 61 Followers
Must see, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you want to hear how it feels to be bi-racial. AMAZING story & acting! We 100% loved it and wished all of our friends could see it!

Don't see it if you don't like 1-man shows or ignore how some people in our country are unfortunately still treated. Read more

150 Reviews | 22 Followers
Great writing, Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if enjoy funny, thought-provoking, relevant, moving one-man shows that explore the experience of being bi-racial in the US. It goes there.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable exploring racial issues. Don't enjoy small one-man shows essentially performed in a basement like atmosphere.

208 Reviews | 55 Followers
Resonant, Profound, Hilarious, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you like stand-up that moves beyond jokes to something truly moving & important. Deeply personal yet irreverent at times. So smart.

Don't see it if Actually, I think everyone should see it. It's powerful & much needed in our society. But it's also accessible, funny, and deeply human.

62 Reviews | 8 Followers
Intense, Funny, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience Americas treatment of Black people, as told by an biracial American with the use of undeniable video footage

Don't see it if You want to hold on to the lie that every American has the same opportunities and rights

68 Reviews | 10 Followers
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to be educated with truth and laughs that start at the beginning and carry thru the end!!

Don't see it if If You ARE closed minded and bigoted and cannot accept any opinions thru life experience but your own!!

79 Reviews | 5 Followers
Must see, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like off-color humor; seeing talented one man shows; and are open to the subject of bi-racial identify. It's a must see.

Don't see it if you're offended by off-color humor; you're a racist; you're a trump supporter; you don't like one-man shows; you prefer musicals.

54 Reviews | 8 Followers
Entertaining, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if want to spend 1 hour laughing about race relations and family dynamics.

Don't see it if don't like small spaces, looking for a light hearted show without social commentary. Not good for kids.

Critic Reviews (2)
March 24th, 2019

“A personal, historical and vivid exploration of race relations in the US is the goal here. Unfortunately, it goes off on tangents...The piece’s dramatic achievements are diluted by the tiresome diversions...Director Bente Engelstoft positions Posley with as much verisimilitude as possible leading to a smooth presentation accompanied by adept technical elements...Posley has a winning presence, a charming delivery and is an accomplished storyteller."
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Gia On The Move
June 11th, 2018
For a previous production

“An astounding solo performance about growing up bi-racial in America. Posley is an incredibly charming and natural performer, and he warns us straight up: white people, you may get offended...Funny, engaging, and effortlessly talented...Told honestly and with incredible humor, and using video in a simple and effective way, Posley’s story will bring tears to your eyes and have you screaming with laughter. An hour of theatre you don’t want to miss!”
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