Bossa Nova

Institute History


Bossa Nova tells the story of Dee Paradis, the daughter of a Black bourgeois family, whose sense of self begins to erode at the predominantly white girls school she attends. Raised to be an achiever, she unwittingly begins an affair with an eccentric white professor who wants to get closer to "authentic" black experience. The play presents a poignant and fractured universe from the viewpoint of Dee’s spiraling mind.


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