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Young playwright and director duo address ‘racial biases’ in Fringe play

Alex Giese and Kloie Rush-Spratt

By Charles Hallman
Staff writer


Kloie Rush-Spratt’s first play, Pecan Brown and the 7…’s, is about dealing “with a world full of racial biases.” Her one-act play is part of the 2014 Minneapolis Fringe Festival. Rush-Spratt explained that after watching a 2012 remake of Snow White got her thinking about why films can’t be more diverse. “I’ve always been thinking about racial biases in film and literature since the eighth grade,” she points out. Late last year, she proposed her idea for a play to address the film industry’s reluctance to produce more films that are culturally reflective of people like herself to BriAnna McCurry, both of whom are 2013 Minneapolis South High School graduates. “My sister told me to write a Fringe play. Continue Reading →

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