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The Day I Became Black

From 1 critic and 32 member reviews
Members say: Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

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 Posley weigh in on the modern-day conversation about race from a unique perspective. More…

Bi-racial comedian Bill Posley grew up happily identifying as both black and white. But at age 10, he learned the world does, in fact, judge a book by its color and, even though he's half white, he's labeled 100% black.

Part of Soho Playhouse's 2018 Fringe Encore Series.




95
Gia On The Move

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!” Full Review


100
Funny, Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy a clever and powerful story of one young man's life and how race plays a role in it.

Don't see it if If you don't like real-life discussions about race in this country RIGHT NOW

100
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant, 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.

Also This show is often very funny but at some moments Bill Posley's pain a... Read more Read less

98
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, 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.

96
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, 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!!

94
Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You like great one man stand ups that deal with racial and life issues from a different perspective.

Don't see it if You seriously think like Trump

92
Honest, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Hilarious, Required-reading

See it if You are an American. Full stop. This should be required reading for anyone living in the United States.

Don't see it if You are extremely uncomfortable with frank discussion about race. But, for real, Bill Posley makes it as comfortable as possible.

Also "I just wanna say, white people, it's okay to laugh man, alright? Blac... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if if you want to understand some of the difficulties of being bi-racial today, want to laugh,don't mind strong language and racial humor

Don't see it if if you're offended by strong language & racial humor, aren't interested topics involving racial discrimination

Also Posley uses his life growing up bi-racial as the foundation for his st... Read more Read less

92
Funny, Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a great, entertaining and very intelligent depiction of someone living in both worlds of the racial divide.

Don't see it if you are prejudice

Also This actor is going places.

91
Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Moving

See it if You want a poignant look at defining yourself racially

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows or are uncomfortable with discussions of race, including the n-word

90
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if You like comedy with a strong social message. Smooth stand up style mixed with a personal story that’s unfortunately too relevant.

Don't see it if You don’t want your entertainment to have any sort of social conscience.

90
Funny, Absorbing, Intense, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You want to see a play about race from an unique viewpoint w/a mix of serious commentary & hilarious comedy. You want an A+ performance.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable w/discussions of race & some raunchy content. You don't want comedy mixed with social commentary.

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if One man tour de force! The life of Bill Mosley as a biracial person. Bill's single handedly was able to been us into his dual lives.

Don't see it if Some might be sensitive to language used to describe his many life scenarios.

90
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You have any interest in America, racial identity, racism and American history & culture. Bill tackles tough subjects with humor and warmth.

Don't see it if I was gonna say "...you don't think you have anything to learn about racism in America," but then realized that's exactly who SHOULD see it.

90
An absolute must-see / highly recommended, Poignant / thought-provoking / moving / absorbing, Hilarious / relevant / bit edgy & intense / resonant, Original / refreshing / well-written / great stand-up

See it if you enjoy stand-up & would be cool w/a thoughtful 1hr show (along w/the expected laughter). Surprisingly moving, helped by video-projection.

Don't see it if you're not comfortable w/extremely tight (claustrophobic) bars where you're practically sitting on each other's laps. Go anyway. Seriously.

Also So far...... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Great writing

See it if A comedic and thought provoking evening of autobiographical stand up on racial identity and the state of black experience now in the U.S..

Don't see it if can't tolerate harsh, explicit dialog.

90
Clever, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if You enjoy solo shows about contemporary social issues

Don't see it if You're really narrow minded.

90
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a likeable comic delivering relevant account of growing up bi racial. Funny yet powerful

Don't see it if You veer away from topical issues like race.

88
Must see, Profound, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if You are interested in a biracial man's account of his life and the prejudice he has faced and also like humor

Don't see it if You are not interested in stories of racism, dislike raunchy comedy and one man shows.

Also This one man show is very highly recommended especially with all of th... Read more Read less

86
Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy smart solo comedy about race and identity. A Sensitive and honest performance

Don't see it if You want a big broadway production or shy away from the depressing reality of how hard it can be to be Black in America

85
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if You interested in understanding what it’s like to live as a bi-racial male.

Don't see it if You can’t handle the reality of racism and not open to interracial dating.

82
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing, Low-key

See it if you enjoy solo shows that mix a personal experience about bi-racial identity with a socio-political message; you like comedy with an edge

Don't see it if you are close-minded about race or racial identity; you prefer a large-scale production vs a low-key intimate setting in a bar

Also Bill Posley is a talented, engaging performer who puts a lot of heart ... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want hear the personal story of biracial comedian, trying to find his identity in the society divided by race, you will laugh and cry

Don't see it if You have no tolerance of racial commentary, not a fan of comedy, dont like small cramped theater with uncomfortable seat

80
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like one man stand up acts that are racial and deal with life issues from a different perspective

Don't see it if you mostly look the other way and have no interest in feeling the pain of others due to prejudice

80
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be moved and laugh at the same time

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable being confronted with racial issues

80
Clever, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if a relevant stand-up set about growing up biracial and what that is like in today's world

Don't see it if you don't like topical material about race and racial issues


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