NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN - PLAY AND SEMINAR
After smash runs Off Broadway and in Los Angeles, Brian Copeland's hit one man show, NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN, has now been certified by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences as 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Californa MFTs and LCSWs.
After a brief lecture by Dr. Gail Allsup Jackson, MFT and the performance of the play
each participant will understand:
What constitutes an abusive intimate relationship
How to identify the red flags of domestic violence
How domestic abuse experienced as a child affects one's coping skills as an adult
The long term affects of racism on a child
Course certified for 3 Continuing Education Credits for MFT's and LCSW's by California
State Board of Behavioral Sciences - Provider # PCE4753
"In 1972, the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing Called San Leandro, California 'a racist bastion of white supremacy'. It was named one of the most racist suburbs in America. CBS News and Newsweek covered the story. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearings.
And then, we moved to town."
So writes Brian Copeland in his one man play, 'Not a Genuine Black Man'.
In afternoon of laughter, tears and sociology. Stand-up comic, Brian Copeland performs his first
solo show about growing up in the suburbs. In 1971 San Leandro, California was named one of the most racist
suburbs in America. In 1972, the then eight-year-old Brian and his African-American family moved
to San Leandro where he struggled with racism and domestic violence. In a monologue that's both
funny and poignant, Brian explores how surroundings make us who we are.
The critics rave:
"Copeland's ability to captivate an audience rivals many a solo predecessor from Ruth Draper to Spalding Gray to Whoopi Goldberg. Copeland is a GENUINE discovery!" - Los Angeles Times
"A beautiful mix of wry humor and heartbreak, indignation and inspiration, a singular story of extreme isolation that speaks to anyone who's ever felt out of place." - San Francisco Chronicle
"This is a wildly funny, agonizingly heart wrenching presentation. This is a jewel of a show!" - Contra Costa Times
" A fascinating, moving story. Genuinely good!" - Oakland Tribune
"Copeland's blend of humor and pathos is easily digestible by black and white audiences alike. He could potentially become the next Cosby." - Broadway.com
The play is currently in development as both a major motion picture and a television series.
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|