Tuesday, July 28, 2015


THE BROKEN RECORD at FringeNYC from Jonathan Dent on Vimeo.

THE BROKEN RECORD is a new play that examines the nature of violence between black youth and police officers in the United States. Set in present-day New York City, THE BROKEN RECORD follows a homeless man, Jiva, who witnesses the shooting of a college student at a bus-stop. The fatal day repeats over and over again, while Jiva keeps trying to prevent the shooting from taking place. THE BROKEN RECORD gives voice to the fury, helplessness, and grief we feel watching stories like this play on repeat in our world, and asks the question on so many minds across our nation: Why are black people continually being shot by the police, and how can these fatal encounters be stopped?  



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