The Hand That Feeds You

Written and Directed by Mackenzie Foy (COL ‘19) and Kendell Long (COL ‘19)
Produced by Abi Vega (COL ’18)

Set at Daniels University, a school that seems to have never-ceasing racial tensions. The Hand That Feeds You follows the political and professional arc of two influential Black activists who meet after a protest. Nathaniel Martin and Angie Stone form a seemingly unshakable relationship. Nathaniel, to Angie’s surprise, is a good listener, and Angie, Nathaniel finds, is a visionary. As the rhythms of their praxis (and their conversations) come to align over time, each finds their work strengthened, and both find themselves drawn to careers in academia. However, opportunities of promotion and respect from university administrators directly conflict with Nathaniel’s vision, and his vision, in turn, begins to transform. Tensions arise and deepen between Angie and Nathaniel as time creates rifts in long-time friendships and professional relationships. The Hand That Feeds You tells a familiar story of two people who have changed each other and watched each other change, showing that growth can require parts of a person to die, and empowerment doesn’t always mean justice. As Angie and Nathaniel pick their battles, hop-scotching through time and space, audiences are forced to reflect on the activist's dilemma: “What do you choose?”


Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m.

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00pm

Village C, Village C Theatre
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Arts, Theater, Community, Student Events, Cultural


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Georgetown College, Performing Arts





Black Theatre Ensemble (student-produced event)

Open to the public and the press?


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Kylen Small

Kylen Small left a positive review 11/2/2017

The Hand That Feeds you was a smart and genuine play that captured my interest from the first moment. Passionate performances from several of the actors emotionally engaged me, at one point bringing me to tears. The intimate setting of Village C theatre allowed me to feel like I was a part of the play, and therefore a part of the movement. Overall, it was a great analysis of life for black and minority people in middle class America.

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