One Drop of Love incorporates filmed images, photographs, and animation to tell the story of how the notion of ‘race’ came to be in the U.S., and how it influences the narrator’s relationship with her family – a journey that takes audiences from the 1700’s to the present, to cities all over the U.S. and to West and East Africa. The ultimate goal of One Drop is to encourage everyone to discuss ‘race’ and racism, gender, class and privilege openly and critically.
What Audiences Are Saying About One Drop of Love:
“Vibrant and tremendously brave . . One Drop of Love is an odyssey of love, of race and ultimately of redemption. . . Cox’s tale will break your heart even as it heals it.”
– Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize Winner, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Professor of Writing at MIT.
The performance was hands-down the best Choate performance I have ever seen. I’ve seen a lot of white struggle stories, and a lot of black struggle stories, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a mixed struggle story.
– Zemia Edmondson, student at Choate Rosemary Hall
“One Drop of Love” is an hour of pure magic. Cox DiGiovanni is able to shift through time and space and different characters to explain the racial paradigm in America, and the relationship between her and her father in ways that anyone can understand. I highly recommend this show.
– Steven F. Riley, Owner/Curator www.MixedRaceStudies.org
Wow. Hollywood spends millions on movies and they couldn’t bring me from folded over laughter to tears as easily as Fanshen did. She’s engaging with the audience and honest. One Drop conquers racial issues with honesty and an open heart. Anyone who has ever felt out of place…or had a really crazy (but loving) family will really enjoy this.
– Angela Nissel, co-producer Scrubs; author: Broke Diaries, Mixed; writer on The Boondocks