The Hostos Repertory Theater is excited to announce the fall 2019 presentation of “The Shout,” a play that explores the connections and disconnects between two best friends who are protesting the killing of an unarmed black man and the cop tasked with keeping them in line. A sharp and timely drama, “The Shout” poses the question: is it possible to connect in a divided world? 
Written by Mark Rigney and directed by Hostos student Geoff Grimwood, the play focuses on college friends Erica and Charlie as they camp outside of the disgraced police officer's home for a round-the-clock protest. Armed with an idealistic resolve and peanut M&Ms, the duo is prepared for anything—except the friendly demeanor of the cop tasked with keeping the peace. 
“The Shout is as timely as today's Twitter feed and as timeless as the relationships between people, society, and authority,” shared Grimwood. “The play involves issues that touch all Americans' lives, and grapples with what to do about them—and the messy facts of being humans. Our student actors have leapt in with gusto and are making this piece come to life like you just know Hostos students are going to do. A joy every step of the way; we can't wait to share it with you.”
Directing the “The Shout” at Hostos has been a rewarding experience for Grimwood, who said he was thrilled to work within the theater program and believes every community institution should have a similar program. “Hostos, as usual, is leading the way,” he said.
Grimwood is the second student to direct a full Hostos Rep production, according to Hostos Rep executive director Angel Morales, who shared his admiration for the director and excitement for the show. “It is inspiring to have such a talented and experienced theater-maker among our students,” said Morales. “Professor Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla introduced us last semester, and from that meeting I knew he could direct. He guides his cast and crew professionally and admirably. I can’t wait to see the show.”
Actors Daniel López, Amanda Rodríguez and Teia Torres play Danny Trimble, Erica and Charlie, respectively. 
“The Shout” is made possible thanks to the Coalition of Theaters of Color; NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts; NYC Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr.; and Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s Office of the President, Office of Academic Affairs, Student Association, and the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture. 
“The Shout” will premiere at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, in the Black Box Theater (C-151) at Hostos Community College. 
Tickets for general admissions are $10 and free for CUNY students, faculty, and staff. 
For tickets and information, call 718-518-4455. Tickets are also available online at