- AJ Muhammad, Associate Producer & Director of TFTT Writers Group
The Fire This Time Festival
CELEBRATION OF THE BLACK EXPERIENCE
"In The White Dress, Roger deftly comments on gender identity, racism amongst queer men, homophobia and the frustration Black gay men encounter in the dating scene. The White Dress exemplifies the diversity of voices of playwrights featured in The Fire This Time Festival, which is a celebration of the Black experience in all of its diversity and this includes LGBTI playwrights --some of whom have received their first professional production of their plays in New York City."
"The White Dress is a stirring, funny, and humane fusion of movement and poetry that calls to mind a wide range of pieces, from the feature film MOONLIGHT to the plays of Sarah Ruhl. It's a thoughtful, poignant, and knowing examination of masculinity and adolescence that can't help but inspire empathy."
- Lovell Holder, Director & Producer
THOUGHTFUL & POIGNANT
"The White Dress is a journey through hilarity, identity, pain, and love - it will move you to laugh until you cry and back again until you are on your feet, cheering."
- Olivia Ciacci, Writer
- Adam Hyndman, Actor
(Disney's Aladdin on Broadway)
"Exploring poignant and gripping discoveries of self, The White Dress is a piece of vulnerability pushing the envelope of identity, culture, and heritage."