About The Brothers Size: By Tarell Alvin McCraney
The next addition to our "Dans Le Avant Garde" series. In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is hardworking and steady. Younger brother Oshoosi is just out of prison and aimless. Elega, Oshoosi's old prison-mate, is a mysterious complication. A simple circle defines a world that beings in ritual and evolves into a touch and tender drama of what it means to brother and be brothered. Flights of poetry, music, dance, and West African mythology combine in a contemporary tale that explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone.
Following the matinee performance on June 24, we will have a talkback entitled “Bein' a Brutha”, focusing on masculinity and brotherhood in the Black Male community. In addition, we will delve into the traditional emotional tendencies in male culture, and explore concepts of love, weakness, the black male body, and effeminacy. Featuring “Universal Man” Mo Beasley, Researcher/Educator, Brian Knowles, and Co-Founder of Project T.H.U.G, David L. Jackson, the essence of this talkback will unpack how non-sexual relationships between men are tainted and looked down upon, as well as, the effects of those responses, be it emotional instability or generational traumas.
This production contains strong language and mature content.
“THE BROTHERS SIZE is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection.(www.dramatists.com)”
Currently a resident theatre company at The Little Haiti Cultural Center, Brévo Theatre is an incorporated 501(c)(3), created by Zaylin Yates and his business partner, Terrence Pride during their time as students at Florida A&M University. One of the productions they are most proud of incorporated a highly successful and student-funded dinner theater performance of "Kissing the Blarney Stone," which paved the way for the duo to continue to produce shows that challenge modern-day theater while showcasing and developing local talent in unconventional performances. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Brévo Theatre produced a series of virtual dance videos that interpreted acts of racial injustice, entitled "Protest Art," commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Most recently, Brévo Theatre produced "American Son," the Broadway play by Christopher Demos-Brown. The Brévo-produced rendition was sponsored by Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and included a live and in-person conversation with well-known playwright and Miami native, Mr. Demos-Brown entitled "2 Shades of Black: An Exploration of Biracial Identity.” Brévo Theatre’s mission is to provide a platform to the unheard by highlighting up-and-coming playwrights, actors, dancers and directors, by offering a diverse entertainment experience through color-blind casting.