“RATED BLACK” Kareem M. Lucas

About This Show

‘RATED BLACK’ is a solo show that weaves together original poetry and music to navigate the thoughts, feelings, and issues of a young black man from Brooklyn living in ‘post-racial America,’ while unarmed black men and women are still being murdered by the police at a heartbreaking pace, as the whole country consumes these daily digital lynchings. This piece removes the mask of the perceived ‘super predator,’ and shares the vulnerability of a young black man at risk of becoming the next trending hashtag.


“The Question”


“Dear Brooklyn”

about the artist

Kareem M. Lucas is a Brooklyn born and Harlem based actor/writer/producer/director. His solo pieces include The Maturation of an Inconvenient Negro, From Brooklyn With Love, RATED BLACK, A Boy & His Bow, and Black Is Beautiful, But It Ain’t Always Pretty. He is currently co-collaborating on The Black History Museum…, as a writer/performer as apart of the HERE Arts Residency Program. He is also in residence in The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group, which included showings of his solo work in the 2018 Under The Radar Festival. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program. For more info visit www.KareemMLucas.com or his Instagram @KareemMLucas

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door


$12 in advance

$15 at the door

Estimated Runtime
75 minutes

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Written & Performed by

Kareem M. Lucas

Directed by

LA Williams

Original Music Composed by

Avi A. Amon

Lighting Design by

Derek Van Heel

Photo credit:

Crystal Lucas-Perry