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The Oreo Complex

Solo Performance 
Written and Performed by Lillian Brown 

 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 who 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!

Show Trailer

Production History


August 18th-20th

High Low 

 3301 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

Tickets $15

August 18th @ 9:00 PM 

August 19th @ 7:00 PM 

August 20th @ 12:00 PM 

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July 11th-25th

Free Online Event

July 11th @ 6:00 PM CT 

July 18th @ 6:00 PM CT

Aug 22nd @ 6:00 PM CT 

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Representation Stage

(Formerly Known as Washington Sports Club Georgetown DC)

3270 M St NW

Washington DC 20007

July 15th @ 5:45 PM

July 16th @ 7:00 PM

July 17th @ 8:00 PM 

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The Heist 

114 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971


July 8th @ 7:00 PM

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