Author: Anthony P. Pennino


Description: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - John F. Kennedy
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/2/2015
Content Advisory: Strong language, realistic violence, difficult and contentious subject matter.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Civil Rights · Drama · Mostly Male Characters · Politics · Protests · Racial Identity/Relationships · Single Set · Social Justice · Violence

This play is in the following collections: Plays and Playwrights 2016

Original Production Information

Chokehold was first presented by Core Creative Productions as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity on June 19, 2015 at Tom Noonan's Paradise Factory, New York City, with the following cast and crew:

Narada Campbell (Andre)
Mlé Chester (Tika)
Peter Collier (Carter)
Neil Tyrone Pritchard (Jason)
Barry Lee Sheppard (Devon)
Kara Young (Dominique)

Directed by Alberto Bonilla
Assistant Director: Elizabeth Inghram
Stage Manager: Emily Hamburger
Assistant Stage Manager: Reuben E. Natan