Tableau Portrait : Blacks Don't Bowl

    Tableau Portrait [5]: Blacks Don’t Bowl


    Play: Blacks Don’t Bowl || Playwright: Vadney Haynes
    Shoot: Pointe St. Charles || Models: Josh Goldberg, Kareem Alleyne

    SHERMAN: Ya gotta be careful sometimes with images. Powerful stuff, man. The wrong images in the right eyes and who knows where that could lead.

    PINTO: Look at you. Porn-boy talkin’ ’bout censorship.

    SHERMAN: I didn’t say anything ’bout censorship. Why are you always putting words in my mouth?

    PINTO: So I can hear you say something intelligent.

    SHERMAN: I’m just saying you’ve got to be careful, ‘specially when it comes to images of Black people.

    PINTO: We don’t need to be protected, thank you very much, even by the likes of that half-Jewish, half-Irish Darwinian experiment called Sherman O’Donnell.

    SHERMAN: Bite of my potato bagel?

    PINTO: If we keep being afraid of how we’re perceived, then we’ll never get out from under, and nothin’ will change. Thick skin beats small mind any day,

    Blacks Don’t Bowl was first produced by Black Theatre Workshop in Montréal in 2006.

    Tableau Portrait is a series of 10 theatrical snapshots borrowed from contemporary plays and poetry. Captured in public or semi-public spaces throughout the greater Montréal area, portraits shall be published between between April 20th and August 29th, 2014.

    The experiment relies on the participation of volunteer actors/models. Prior acting experience is not necessary and participants of all sizes, ages, abilities and race are encouraged to participate.

    Interested participants are asked to contact Mathieu Murphy-Perron via e-mail at or over Twitter, @matness.