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Other Side of the Game

by Amanda Parris

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I don’t think you can expect society to change if you’re not ready to take the first step.

In the 1970s Beverly walks into an office of Black activists, wanting to join the Movement, and has to prove she’s angry enough to fight. Some forty years later, in the Hip Hop Generation, Nicole reunites with her ex-boyfriend on a basketball court, wondering where he’s been, when a police officer stops them.

In this striking debut, Amanda Parris turns the spotlight on the Black women who organize communities, support their incarcerated loved ones, and battle institutions, living each day by a ride-or-die philosophy, strengthening their voices and demanding to be heard.

About the Author

Amanda Parris

By day, Amanda Parris is a TV and radio host. By night, she writes stories for the stage and screen. In past lives she was an educator who wrote arts-based curricula, attended numerous acting auditions, and dreamed of opening a school that Blue Ivy Carter would attend. She is the co-founder of the award-winning alternative education organization Lost Lyrics and worked with the Remix Project. She was a playwright-in-residence at Cahoots Theatre and Alameda Theatre and studied writing and acting at b current and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She is based in Toronto.
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“[Parris] is definitely someone to keep an eye on… [she] is a strong writer with a unique and inspiring voice.” —Allison Gerson, Mooney on Theatre


“Parris’s play does the worthy work of combating the idea that Black women are superhuman, able to bear the weight of their communities, fight societal racism on micro and macro levels, and care for their families while managing a tight budget.” —Carly Maga, Toronto Star

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