Dad's Garage Presents: Black Nerd
"From the creator of the Dad's Garage show "Wrath of Con" comes a dark comedy about a young man's journey navigating the expectations of his black family and white friends."
What To Expect
- One Delta First Class ticket to a performance of Black Nerd
- A complimentary alcoholic beverage to get you in a very merry mood
- The most riotous and unique experience in town
Dad’s Garage has been delivering a hilarious mix of improv and scripted comedy shows to Atlanta audiences for two decades now. The much anticipated Black Nerd is coming to the Dad's Garage stage. This unique show combines the yin and yang of live comedy and scripted theatre into a one-of-a-kind hilarious experience.
In the words of Dad's Garage, "What happens when a black kid prefers listening to Weird Al over Kendrick Lamar, attend Dragon Con over the Jay-Z Concert, or Star Wars* over Tyler Perry (there is still some debate about the prequels)? From the creator of the Dad's Garage show "Wrath of Con" comes a dark comedy about a young man's journey navigating the expectations of his black family and white friends. When race and geekdom collide you get a Black Nerd."
Cast & Crew:
Avery Sharpe is beyond honored to be making his “scripted show” debut here at Dad’s! Being a member of the Dad’s Garage Rookies, one can typically find him on Dad’s stages doing improv, but he is ecstatic for a change of pace to work on this show beautifully written by the always-juicy Jon Carr (take that as you will). While this is Avery’s first scripted show at Dad’s, he is no stranger to stages around Atlanta. Atlanta credits include: The Jungle Book, A Bucket of Blessings, Pearl Cleage’s Tell Me My Dream (Alliance Theatre), Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet (Actor’s Express), and Once Upon a Mattress (Stage Door Players). Most excitingly, he is the co-winner of the 2018 Essential Theatre Playwriting Contest, and Woke, his debut play as a writer, will receive its world premiere production at Essential Theatre this August. He is so thankful for all the family, friends, and supporters that give him the privilege of living his dreams. Much love to Yeshua and Mon Papillion!
Jon is ecstatic to be making his Dad's Garage debut! Wierenga received his BFA in Acting from Michigan State University, completed his apprenticeship at Aurora Theatre, and studies at The Company Acting Studio as part of the Master Class. Some of Jon's favorite theatrical roles include Ben Hecht in Moonlight & Magnolias (Gypsy Theatre), Prince Dauntless in Once Upon A Mattress (Stage Door Players), and Toby in Evelyn in Purgatory (Essential Theatre). He also writes and performs for the weekly news-comedy show, Good Evening, Tonight! at Highwire Comedy Co. Many thanks to Tiffany and Jon, the cast and crew, and to the patrons for making it all possible. Choop to Katie.
Candy graduated from the University of West Georgia with a BA in Theatre performance. She was apart of the 2016-17 apprentice company at Aurora Theatre and her credits include: In The Heights (Co-Pro w/ T.O.), Christmas Canteen, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Sweep, Hunchback of NotreDame (co-pro w/ Theatrical Outfit) and Mamma Mia! all at the Aurora Theatre. She performed @Stone Mountain Christmas in 2017 and was most recently in 110 in the Shade at Theatrical Outfit. She is hella excited to be at Dad’s Garage for the first time! Follow me on IG: @Candymac_24