FEB 23 | 4:00 PM

Dotty is black. Dotty discovers she wants to be white. WHITE-ISH takes us on a black girl’s comical journey of identity and acceptance through a panhandling street kid, a black revolutionary, and sorority girls. Artist Talk-Back after the show.


Deidre Staples is a DC playwright and actor who began writing WHITE-ISH in a creative writing class at Howard University. The personal narrative essay grew into a 10-minute play that was performed in collaboration with Howard University and Nilaja Sun’s Pike St. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in the Spring of 2017. Since then, the show has been in development for the past two years.