Series Description

With The Brown Paper Bag Series, triangle will expand its outreach and service to the community by producing a year-long play reading project showcasing a unique series of early 20th century plays which relevantly connect to contemporary racial discord. triangle will present readings of four “anti-lynching” plays (most written by African American women) which have deep historical significance. We’re honored to showcase an underrepresented group of writers, and introduce their stories to a new generation. Using the tools of the theatre, adding video, music and audio from the stage, triangle can enrich the experience and elicit a dialogue from the attendees, as well as carry the readings and ancillary workshops into public schools and community groups. 

Shows in the series:

Georgia Douglas Johnson's Blue-Eyed Black Boy - staged reading | October 5th at 7:00 pm [Pay What You Will - Minimum $5]

Mary P Burrill's Aftermath - staged reading | November 28th at 7:00pm  [Pay What You Will - Minimum $5]

Georgia Douglas Johnson's Safe - staged reading - date TBA



Starring Salim Sanchez

The next reading of The Brown Paper Bag Series is Aftermath. It will be presented at triangle productions on Monday November 28th at 7:00pm. In Mary Burrill's 1919 one-act, a young black soldier who has served his own country in World War I comes home to rural South Carolina, and learns that someone close to him had been lynched by a white mob. This short, powerful play, is presented as a staged reading, directed by RaChelle Schmidt. A discussion will follow the reading. 

Blue Eyed Black Boy

Meet the Cast


Andrea White

Skeeter Greene
Pauline Waters

Josie Seid  
Hester Grant

James Dixon
Dr. Thomas Grey


Rachelle Schmidt


Rehearsal Images