The Last Magic Negro
(or Chad's Great Awokening ✊🏻)
Book | Jamil Ellis & Andrew Fox
Music & Lyrics | Andrew Fox
Based on the show "Magical Negro Speaks by Jamil Ellis
Chad | A.J. Holmes
Jimmy | Darryl Jovan Williams
Monique | Simone Zamore
Michael | Anthony Chatmon II
80s Man | Constantine Maroulis
Guitars | Mike Hart
Directors | Andrew Fox & Christopher Michaels
Sound Design/Tracking/Editing | Andrew Fox
Casting/Editing | Christopher Michaels
Mixing & Mastering | Jay Rosen
Executive Producers | Christopher Michaels & Jeremy Terry
General Manager | Jeremy Terry
Monday, December 7th, 2020
June 7th, 2020. As the Black Lives Matter movement thrusts White corporate middle-manager Chad into unknown territory, he seeks wisdom from Jimmy Bagger, the very last “Magic Negro” (a wise Black character who exists solely to help a white protagonist) on how to end racism. Despite the tuneful clarity of Jimmy’s advice, Chad somehow manages to botch every attempt in ways both awful and hilarious. As Jimmy grows tired of the weight that he has to carry in educating and comforting White people, Chad is faced with a question for which he, himself, must figure out the answer: now that he can no longer ignore the racism right in front of him…what is he going to do?
"What Are You Going To Do" | Monique
"Magic Negro Jingle" | Jimmy
"Listen" | Jimmy
"Use Your Voice" | Jimmy, Ensemble
"The Glory" | 80s Man
"Make A Change" | Jimmy, Ensemble
"What Are You Going To Do (Reprise)" | Monique
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