by Warren Bodow
directed by Victor Lirio

The Beckett Theatre | Theatre Row, NYC (September 2009)

Race Music is set in a metropolitan Midwestern city in 1999. Lebron Malek, a 26 year-old classical music lover, applies for a radio-announcing position at a classical music radio station but is rejected because he is black. Six characters of varying colors and ancestral origins, struggle to come to terms with the changing racial landscape of our country in pre-Obama 1999.

"Strong ensemble work directed by Victor Lirio ... RACE MUSIC'S examination of race’s continued, if shifting, influence in America adds perspective to that national conversation that just doesn’t seem to end."

- Daniel M. Gold, New York Times Critic's Pick

"Directed by Victor Lirio with a tough mind and sensitivity ... Bodow's music reaches its crescendoing coda ... A POLISHED ENSEMBLE!" - Theatermania

"Under the unblinking direction of Victor Lirio, this drama explores how racism insidiously infiltrates our culture and contaminates our private and personal lives ... SOLID ACTING ENSEMBLE." - Theatrescene.net


Brandon Jones, Chris Ceraso, Teresa Stephenson, Penelope Lowder, Kevin Kelleher

Producer: Megan Kingery

Marketing Director: Martha Zamirski

Set & Lighting Designer: Maruti Evans

Sound Designer: Elizabeth Rhodes

Costume Designer: Arnulfo Maldonado

Costume Assistant: Tracy Klein

Production Stage Manager: Chandra LaViolette

Assistant Stage Manager: Paul Herbig

Technical Director: Vadim Malinskiy

Creative Director: David Derr

Press Representative: Janet Appel PR

Production Photos: Carlo Damocles