In the lounge White and Guilty Vinny Mraz & Josh Rice
About This Show
White and Guilty is an often comedic, sometimes too realistic look at the hypocrisies and atrocities perpetrated by and perpetuated by white males. As two cis-gendered white men we explore through sketch, improv, playwriting and devising how we are implicit in this massive history of oppression and tyranny and how we can join in the fight against it. With a satirical eye, we address our own discomfort with our race, our gender and our place in society as privileged individuals
About the Artists
VINNY MRAZ is a playwright, teaching artist and theater maker in NYC. His work has been seen at Dixon Place, Little Theater, Dallas Solo Festival, The Secret Theater and Sarah Lawrence College. Previous projects as writer: “Marsha and the Zoo Keeper” at Dixon Place, “White and Guilty” at the Secret Theater. As scenic assistant: “Sunken Cathedral” at La Mama ETC (Prototype Theater Festival), “R+J+Zombies” at the New Ohio Theater both with Tom Lee. He designed sets for Sarah Lawrence College and Shake on the Lake Theater Festival. As performer: Malvolio and Duke Orsino at Shake on the Lake Theater Festival in Wyoming County, NY and an original solo piece, “The Escape Plan”, at the Dallas Solo Festival.
JOSH RICE is a theatre artist specializing in physical performance and puppetry. Original work: I (Celebration Barn Theatre); (Almost Definitely) Questionable Acts (NYC Clown Theatre Festival & New Orleans Fringe Festival); Tiny Vikings (Sagafest, Iceland). Puppetry: Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed (Bard Summerscape); Shank’s Mare (La MaMa/Japan tour) Petrushka (NY Philharmonic); The Scarlet Ibis (HERE); The Tempest (Sarah Lawrence College). Josh founded and directs the Mnemonic Theatre Project, a puppetry program for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. He is Adjunct Theatre Faculty with Pace University and Sarah Lawrence College, and a Teaching Artist with the New Victory Theater.