Written by Desiree Burch and Dan Kitrosser
Performed by Desiree Burch
Directed by Melissa Crespo
TAR BABY recently performed at The Vault Festival in London and the Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand.
We received PICK OF THE WEEK at the Vault Festival. Visit here for details.
And rave reviews in New Zealand! Check it out!
We were selected as a Fringe First Winner: "There are thousands of individual voices in Edinburgh this month--Burch's is one of the few you absolutely must hear." Read Full Article Here
4 STARS FROM FEST!: "a sharp, necessary and galvanising reminder of how far we still have to go." Read Full Article Here
Top 20 Pick from The List: "Roll Up for the most subversive, perversely funny carnival in town...Tar Baby is brutal and beautiful--often hilarious--and absolutely vital." Read Full Article Here
About the Play
Celebrated Huffington Post and NY Magazine comedian Desiree Burch presents TAR BABY--the story of America's black & white love affair from shotgun wedding to "post-racial" relationship. Speaking to a growing majority of minority experiences in America, TAR BABY effortlessly weaves games, audiences, laughter and insight in an interactive carnival of Race & Capitalism--where no one's a winner, but everyone's still playing!
Our setting is an all American old time carnival that has managed to continue touring way past its prime, our leader, is the funny and lovable Desiree Burch. As she takes us through an audience participatory experience, each of the carnivals side shows represents a story she shares of her own experiences with race in America. Using comedic metaphors and touching personal stories Desiree captivates and engages an audience in an exploration of what racism does, where and how it shows today in society and politics, and finally she presents a new approach to change the conversation revolving around race to be more productive and educational.