White Guy on the Bus
Written by Bruce Graham
Directed by Ron Jones
White Guy on the Bus takes a very human look at race relations in America where not everything is black and white. Moral boundaries are crossed and motivations of money, justice and revenge lead to unexpected turns in this regional premiere by Bruce Graham. In this regional premiere, a wealthy white businessman befriends a struggling black mother on a city bus and challenges her integrity. But just how far will each go to claim their power?
Photography by Gary Griffin
At Dirt Dogs Theatre Co., we feel that theatre should get people thinking and spark thoughtful discussion. Sometimes that means presenting topical issues that are unnerving to address but necessary for us to progress.
Our approach and purpose for this very sensitive material is to throw back the curtain and observe certain attitudes about race. Our aim is to expose these private (and oftentimes
public) attitudes and to have brutal discussions with honest questions about race in America. We should all ask ourselves, are we
guilty of one of the thoughts we hear expressed on this stage? Am I contributing to an overall problem that I didn’t know I was part of? We can all make a difference by considering our own attitudes and being more mindful of those experiences that are different from our own.
Asking questions. Seeking answers. Wanting improvement.
That’s human nature.
"This is not the play to jump to conclusions.
What comes next isn't on the radar."
"Fasten your seatbelts."
HOUSTON DRAMA CLUB
Thank you to Melody Gray of Houston Drama Club for talking with us about White Guy on the Bus! The 20-minute podcast is a behind-the-scenes discussion with DDTCo. Artistic Director Malinda L Beckham-Cone, Executive Director Trevor B. Cone, Director Ron Jones, and Curtis Barber who recently joined our team as artistic associate.
Outsmart Magazine featured an article about White Guy on the Bus.
"I was literally on the edge of my seat. Well done!!"
What an incredible story and what an unforgettable performance! 5 people on stage and the depth, insight, emotions were massive. I will be following this theater group for more performances.
"Go, and be prepared for an exciting, uncomfortable, exhilarating evening of theatre as it should be."
"A superb piece of theatre that is truly thought provoking and pertinent to our current sociological landscape."
Scenic & Costume Design
Sound & Projection Design
Production Stage Manager
Sound & Light Board Operator
Malinda L. Beckham
Trevor B. Cone
Melissa J. Mayo