Dark Fruit I (1992)

Dark Fruit I (1992) HIDVL

The second of two full-length shows conceived, written, and performed by Pomo Afro Homos (Postmodern African-American Homosexuals), Dark Fruit premiered at the Public Theatre in December 1991 and went on to tour the US and England. Its searing critique of family and identity within African-American and mainstream cultures were emblematic of the group's work. Starting out with a satirical medical analysis of the black homosexual male, Dark Fruit weaves together a variety of sketches, excerpts from Pomo Afro Homos' previous performances, and original vignettes covering the complexities of black gay life. By engaging a range of topics, including school integration, interracial relationships, and generational conceptions of queerness, the members of Pomo Afro Homos each created a collaborative, broad-ranging vision of what it means to be a human living in a particular kind of body.

Media

Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/1jwstv9g

Additional Info

  • Title: Dark Fruit I
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:06:04
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1 April 1992
  • Location: Recorded in La Peña, Berkeley, CA.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Djola Branner, performer; Brian Freeman, performer; Eric Gupton, performer.
  • Credits: Susan Finque, director; Djola Branner, Brian Freeman & Eric Gupton, creator; Djola Branner, Brian Freeman & Eric Gupton, choreographer.