The Oberlin Review

Jaris Owens and Ti Ames in rehearsal for the upcoming mainstage production of What We Look Like, directed by Professor of Theater and Africana Studies Caroline Jackson-Smith. The play, written by B.J. Tindal, ’OC 16, follows a Black family moving into the white suburbs. How will the Hodges family contend with this change, especially after eight-year-old Tommy comes home with a picture he drew of his imaginary white family? The show runs from Thursday, Feb. 7 through this Sunday, Feb. 10 at the new Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater. Tickets are $8. 

“What We Look Like”

February 8, 2019

B.J. Tindal

B.J. Tindal, OC ’16, Playwright

February 8, 2019

B.J. Tindal, OC ’16, wrote the upcoming theater mainstage production, What We Look Like. At Oberlin, Tindal majored in Theater and Africana Studies before earning his MFA at Northwestern University’s Writing for the Screen and Stage program. Tindal won the 2019 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition with his Oberlin senior capstone project, Goodnight, Tyler, which will go up at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta this month. What We Look Like is the first play that Tindal wrote ...

Feature Photo: 'Goodnight, Tyler'

Feature Photo: ‘Goodnight, Tyler’

February 5, 2016

College senior Axandre Oge, who plays the title character in College senior B.J. Tindal’s play Goodnight, Tyler, rests on a couch. The play, performed Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, tells the story of a young Black man, Tyler Evans, who was murdered by a police officer. Tyler’s ghost haunts Davis, Tyler’s white best friend, as details of Tyler’s murder are revealed throughout the play and his friends and family grieve. Tindal created tension between how Tyler was perceived during his life and how he i...

Feature Photo: The Conductor

Feature Photo: The Conductor

September 25, 2015

College senior Colin Seikel, performing under the moniker The Conductor, strums his guitar while singing a song from his new album, Blastoff. Seikel teamed up with OSlam poet and fellow College senior B.J. Tindal for a poetry and music showcase at the Cat in the Cream this past Wednesday night. Seikel, whose music is defined by his wide vocal range and radio-friendly acoustic chord progressions, kept audience members cheering with his charismatic personality. In a unique move that crossed typical ...

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