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- World Premiere


Written by: Ajinkya Desai

Directed by: Suzelle Palacios

"A Case Study of People with Labels: Meeks and Minorities” is a more-than-stereotypical examination of the lives of two kinds of people. The play is an amalgamation of two one-acts, presented as part of a social scientist's research. In the first one-act, '’Coz We’re Just Friends,' a nerdy, affable, college student, struggles to refuse doing a major favor to his closest friend, despite finding himself emotionally bullied, because of his deep love for his friend and his own conceptions about friendship. The second one-act, 'All In My Head,' focuses on a black actress, who complains to her representation about her repeated casting as a maid, leading to a deeper discussion about her particular problem, the generic problem. and how it can be resolved. Lack of empowerment is the central theme of the social scientist’s research.


Community Theater

Saturday - September 1 - 3:30pm
Monday - September 3 - 6:30pm
Tuesday - September 4 - 6:30pm
Wednesday - Septetmber 5 - 9pm
Thursday - September 6 - 9pm

Running time: "A Case Study of People with Labels: Meeks and Minorities" is under 60 Minutes $15.

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Ajinkya Desai graduated the Old Globe/USD Shiley Graduate Acting Program in Sept. 2017. He was last seen in the Object Movement Puppetry Festival, at the Center at West Park. Recently, he wrote and performed his solo one-act,The Doctor (Ph.D.) in Spite of Himself, in the Strawberry One-Act Festival. His first professional gig out of school was the Globe’s tour of Twelfth Night, in which he played Malvolio. His favorite MFA credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, The Seagull, and Ajax. He also appeared at the Globe in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Macbeth and Hamlet. He also has many theatre credits from India, some of which were directed by renowned theatre professionals. As an international artist from India, he works to explore how to integrate both cultures in a creative space. ajinkya-desai.com.

Suzelle Palacios (Director) is very happy to be part of this project and making her Professional Directing debut. Palacios is a graduate from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. She has been seen as an actor in the World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood (The Old Globe), The Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival in King Richard II, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and Macbeth, Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Audrey in As You Like It (The Old Globe/USD), Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice (Houston Shakespeare Festival). She received her B.F.A. from University of Houston. @SuzellePalacios on Twitter and Instagram."


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