Museum Piece | 2020
Khalid Walker, Director of Visitor Services at “The BEAN,” prepares for the museum’s biggest attendance day of the year, struggling to ensure the museum honors its new Director’s bold promise of inclusion for the young and diverse audiences of Boston. But everywhere he turns he finds that mission challenged – by bitter long-time members, alienated locals, lost tourists, and the probing press. For every step Khalid takes forward, the BEAN’s history or – worse yet – his own boss, pulls him two steps back. Can Khalid make the BEAN live up to this bold vision of a cultural sanctuary for ALL of Boston’s populace, or will the museum trip over its own feet as it walks towards the future?
MUSEUM PIECE dissects systemic bigotry and white supremacy in arts institutions, with farce.
Originally commissioned and developed through the SpeakEasy Stage Company Boston Project.