A Town Divided

A Story of Shakespeare, Race, and Our City

November 29 – November 30 at Goodwood Museum 

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“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

A Town Divided, an original production based loosely on William Shakespeares Romeo and Julietis written from interviews and stories of Tallahassee residents and examines the racial divides in our own city.  

Raw, intense, and emotional, this 50-minute play invites participants to examine their own biases and prejudices in an effort to raise social awareness, increase tolerance, and bridge the divides through crossracial dialogue.

This production was most recently highlighted on WFSU’s Perspectives with Mayor Andrew Gillum’s conversations about race:

And previously featured on Perspectives in June with the Director of the production, Chris Berry.

Director Chris Berry also contributed an editorial column on race in our City to the Tallahassee Democrat:


Community talk-back to follow, moderated by The Village Square.

Please be advised this play contains mature subject matter.

Directed by Chris Berry, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Florida A&M University


Alex Fabrega (Rob)
Kenya Williams (Juelle)
Dee Selmore (Elle)
Anita Payne Miller (Sarah)
DeShaun Green (Tyrone/Pastor)
Jim Mcmurtry (Deputy)
Stephen Hodges (Music Director) – is a musician, writer, and professional city planner. He has created soundscapes for a variety of local theater productions, including SSC mainstage productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, and As You Like it. Other productions include Red Roses for Me, Da, Black Coffee, Witness for the Prosecution, The Member of the Wedding, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, The Seafarer, Much Ado About Nothing, Playboy of the Western World, The Irish Curse, The Shaughraun, Outside Mullingar, and Sea Marks. Stephen is a board member of Tallahassee’s Irish Repertory Theatre and teaches guitar, tenor banjo, and mandolin at the Sparrow Music Camp. He is also currently studying jazz guitar with Perry Osborn and Corey Christiansen.

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