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SEVENTY IV SECONDS … TO JUDGMENT (GoKash OnStage): In judgment of our wrongs

How could so many juries acquit so many killers of unarmed African Americans.

Kash Goins stars as Willy Loman in DEATH OF A SALESMAN. (Photo credit: Katie Balun)

In Judgment of Wrongs: A biting premiere on American injustice launches Kash Goins’s residency at the Arden

In 2016, Philly playwright Kash Goins took a look at the human costs of mass incarceration in his nuanced, intimate original drama V to X (five to ten). For ten…

U.R. as Sterling and Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. as Memphis in Arden Theatre Company’s production of Two Trains Running. Photo by Mark Garvin.

TWO TRAINS RUNNING (Arden): 1969, Pittsburgh

August Wilson is a really good playwright. That’s hardly a bold critical statement, but it’s one confirmed by this vivid production at Arden Theatre Company.

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V to X (GoKash Productions): Clear and present injustice

While most political theater in Philly is unfortunately limp, V TO X presents a clear and despicable injustice, and does so with real, emotionally complex characters

Kash Goins stars as Willy Loman in DEATH OF A SALESMAN. (Photo credit: Katie Balun)

Building a Diverse Audience for Theater: Interview with playwright/actor/director Kash Goins

How can theater attract people of all socio-economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds?

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Between the Bars: Playwright Kash Goins on V TO X and prison life

One of Philadelphia’s most talked about new playwrights, Kash Goins has developed a series of dramas about life in the black community that are attracting a lot of attention.

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V TO X (GoKash): Truth behind bars

This world premiere play takes a deeply affecting look at the social carnage caused by mass imprisonment.

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1.5 Million Men Missing: New play looks at “five to ten” and the devastation of the prison system

There are 1.5 million black men missing from American homes. V TO X examines who and where they are.

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ASYLUM (Cheril N. Clarke): A shout loud enough to hear

In a room where everyone else is whispering, ASYLUM screams at the top of its lungs: “Listen.”

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Finding ASYLUM: New work launches at Stagecrafters

Based on the true story of a lesbian who fled Uganda to escape an honor killing by her father, ASYLUM traces a treacherous landscape where non-conformity is a matter of life and death.

Two best friends who are also secret lovers (Carlo Campbell and Walter DeShields) with one of the women in their lives looking on (Alicia D. Smith).  Photo by Stephen Hudgins.

VI DEGREES (GoKash): Comrades in erotic arms

VI DEGREES by Kash Goins opens with a playfully sexual banter between an affianced couple: Solomon (Carlo Campbell), a classic tall, dark, and handsome schoolteacher lounging at home in his…

Kash Goins stars as Willy Loman in DEATH OF A SALESMAN. (Photo credit: Katie Balun)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN (GoKash): What happens to a dream deferred

“There is no future for a people who deny their past. My Foreparents, My Grandparents, My Mother, My Father did not suffer and die to give me an education to…

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Rhythm, race, and energy: Interview with Ozzie Jones on the first African American production of DEATH OF A SALESMAN in Philadelphia

The issue of diversity in theater (and in theater reviewing) is a ongoing subject of conversation. Kash Goins isn’t just talking about it. His GoKash Productions has produced a series…