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The Oreo Complex

Written and Performed by Lillian Brown 

Director: Lillian Brown
Choreography: Tony White & Lillian Brown 
Producer: Aubri O’Connor
Production Manager: Ileana Madison
Stage Manager: Aubri O’Connor
Set: Lillian Brown & Aubri O’Connor
Lights: Hailey LaRoe
Sound: Lillian Brown & Mik Bear
Costumes: Lillian Brown
Props: Lillian Brown
Tapestry: Kathryn & Michael Goetz
Marketing Images: Mik Bear
Advertising: Laolu Fayese
Cast: Lillian Brown 

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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. 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!

An Excerpt from the Show

This recording is a 5 minute expert from The Oreo Complex. It contains the final moments of the show: a tribute to the ancestors. This segment was shot by KenK Media at Caos on F in Washington DC. At this time, The Oreo Complex ran for 10 performances with Nu Sass theatre company where it received a Helen Hayes Award Recommendation. Enjoy the show!


"Brown has crafted an emotional masterpiece & every moment is executed expertly ... a sobering tour de force and one that everyone should see." -Fosse Thorton, MD Theatre Guide

"Don't miss this opportunity to see such a powerful show!" -Hannah R. Wing, Broadway World

-Sophia Howes, DC Theatre Arts

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" I was blown away! This performance is amazing... She has a core conviction & the artistry to communicate it that is absolutely stunning." -John Stoltenberg Exec Editor DC Theatre Arts

"Run don't walk to see The Oreo Complex. I have never felt so seen and exposed. It is like she crawled into my head to expose my most vulnerable thoughts." -Audience Member

"There is a captivating rhythm & mellifluousness from the minute she defines 'Oreo'. " -Jacob Cansler, DC Theatre Arts


" Brown never loses her grace, compassion or desire to connect as she leads the audience on a deeply provocative journey." -Tina Farmer, Riverfront Times 

Production History


.Zack Theatre

3224 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Aug 15th 2023 @7:30 PM

Aug 16th 2023 @7:30 PM

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The Heist 

114 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971


July 8th 2022 @ 7:00 PM

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Representation Stage

(Formerly Known as Washington Sports Club Georgetown DC)

3270 M St NW

Washington DC 20007

July 15th 2022 @ 5:45 PM

July 16th 2022 @ 7:00 PM

July 17th 2022 @ 8:00 PM 


High Low 

3301 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO


August 18th 2022 @ 9:00 PM 

August 19th 2022 @ 7:00 PM 

August 20th 2022@ 12:00 PM 


Caos on F 

923 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Sat May 20, 2023 @ 8 PM

Sun May 21,2023 @ 2 PM

Tues May 23,2023 @ 8 PM

Wed May 24,2023 @ 8 PM

Sat May 27,2023 @ 8 PM

Sun May 28,2023 @ 2 PM

Sun May 28,2023 @ 8 PM

Wed May 31,2023 @8 PM

Thurs June 1, 2023 @ 8 PM

Fri June 2, 2023 @ 8 PM

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