Race in America


Production Details

Race in America: Solve It Again
A ChoreoPoem

Created, Directed and Animated by Chan Harris

Production Dates:
December 8-10, 2020

The City College of New York, Department of Theatre & Speech




This production was a response to the racial and social tensions that arose during the early days of the COVID pandemic. City College of New York is a highly diverse campus, and the Theatre Department was tasked with creating a project that would address the feelings of many of the CCNY student body who were navigating the intersection of news streams relating to Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, trans- and homophobia and other social issues.

This particular section, Solve It Again, was created to address the feelings of female students of color.


The production was broadcast across all 25 CUNY campuses.

Creating a visual piece of online theatre that delves into the issues faced by women of color offered a powerful platform for representation, empowerment, and raising awareness. By focusing on the actors’ unique experiences, struggles, and triumphs, this production shed light on intersectional identities and brought important social issues to the forefront.

One outcome of directing this production was the opportunity to amplify the voices of women of color. By giving them central roles and telling their stories authentically, the production showcased their resilience, strength, and resilience in the face of adversity. It provided a platform for these women to be seen, heard, and understood by audiences from all walks of life.

This production also generated important conversations and fostered empathy among audience members. By exploring themes like systemic racism, cultural identity, gender bias, and social injustice, the play prompted viewers to confront and reflect upon their own biases and privileges. It created a sense of shared humanity and inspired action towards positive change.

By addressing the specific challenges and triumphs of women of color, this production contributed to a more inclusive and equitable society. It challenged stereotypes, promoted empathy, and encouraged meaningful dialogue. Ultimately, it celebrated the resilience and strength of women of color while fostering understanding and advocacy among a diverse audience.