White by James Ijames

  • Oct 6 - 9, 2022
  • Price Center

    222 West San Antonio Street
    San Marcos, Texas 78666
Ticket Price $8.00-$12.00 This event is now over


Suggestions of gun violence/blood, sexual content, and mature language.

White also addresses sensitive subjects regarding race, gender, identity, and sexuality.

Mature audiences only.


White by James Ijames

Directed by Tommie Jackson


Gus is an artist. Vanessa is an actress. Gus wants to be presented in a major exhibition for artists of color, so he hires Vanessa to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist that will fit the museum’s desire for “new voices.” Everything is great, until Balkonaé takes over and Gus has to deal with the mess he’s made. This plays spins out of control as it explores issues of race, gender, sexuality, and art.


“This funny…work draws on both life and art to examine racial tourism, power, and identity… WHITE bursts with humor…the best of which come at the expense of the institutionalization of art… The ending adds a surreal twist, driving home Ijames’ exploration of black women’s exploitation by feminism, by contemporary culture, and by white women.” —Philadelphia Inquirer. 

“Much of Ijames’ new play…unspools as a sharp examination of white privilege, especially as it pertains to creation, representation, and exhibition in the art world. But thanks to skillful writing and one of the most perfectly executed red herrings I’ve ever seen, WHITE morphs into possibly the strongest theatrical statement on the commodification of black bodies since Suzan-Lori Parks’ Venus.” —Phindie.com. 

“WHITE is pure gold…Ijames’ audacious and hilarious play takes on racism, sexism, and a handful of other isms…It’s bold, outlandish, insightful, and exciting…a sharp deconstruction of racial, ethnic, gender and social stereotypes, examined from multiple points of view…Subverting expectations, cracking wise and opening eyes, WHITE is quite a statement. Ijames fills it with twists, right up to its final moments. You’ll want to be along for the ride.” —DCMetroTheaterArts.com.

Back at the Price Center and Garden after our triumphant success with our very first Summer Musical in the Park, The Wizard of Oz, Broke Thespian's brings you another incredible production. With the help of Katie Henderson who provided all of the art that you will see each night, we are producing the hilarious, exciting, and bold play, White by James Ijames. Directed by our very own, Tommie Jackson. It will be a night to fill your artistic soul with visual and performance art at the beautiful Price Center.


Catch this ONE-WEEKEND ONLY event from October 6 - 9. Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. 

Date & Time

Oct 6 - 9, 2022

Venue Details

Price Center

222 West San Antonio Street
San Marcos, Texas 78666 Price Center
Broke Thespian's Theatre Co.

Our mission is to enrich the San “Marvelous” Marcos community with performance and visual arts. We strive to create art unburdened by discrimination based on identity. We will educate all with an interest in theatre to provide an opportunity for expression and spread the importance of the arts with the help of our community.