The Oreo Complex

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

What does an unapologetic performance of blackness look like in a space where you are underrepresented and very often stereotyped? The OREO Complex is a multi-disciplinary solo performance inspired by WEB DuBois’ concept of double consciousness.
Through poetry, song and dance The OREO Complex unravels a variety of topics including: representation, stereotypes, assimilation, and microaggressions. It tells the story of OREO Girl, a black woman, navigating predominantly white institutions. For her, it is a voyage to be seen as authentically human, despite obstructions from a community that wants to put her in a box. This thought-provoking performance is a visceral amalgam of everything you don’t want to say about race. An exploration of internalized segregation, a celebration of resilience, and a revolution to be seen and heard!

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
60 minutes


Oreo Girl

Creative Team

Costume Designer
Choreographer for plays
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Stage Manager
Props Designer/Master