YORK REVIEWS 2020
"He is both comedian and actor, both thinker and activist. He is able to maintain a buoyancy of intent that carries us through the performance. He makes us giggle at the stereotypes that others have, and those that we maintain. Lacy is a fine actor who is able to transform tragedy. This makes an evening which tackles very difficult subject matter a surprising pleasure." -- Rachel de Aragon, Berkshire Fine Arts
"With his wide grin, open arms and humble humor, actor-activist-comedian Donald E. Lacy, Jr. takes the stage and builds a rapport with the audience almost immediately....His cultural insider's perspective bolsters more brotherhood than it disses....We see him, hear him, laugh with him and trust him." -- Derek McCracken, Broadway World
YORK REVIEWS 2019
"Lacy in large degree covers the insanity of Institutionalized Racism and the damage it does to mind, body and soul. Not only to its victims but to the perpetrators as well....“ColorStruck” is a play that strikes at the heart of a 'racist America' and its oppression of people of color. Its truth should not be ignored, so please go see it." -- Deardra Shuler, Black Star News
"Lacy's winning personality is evident from the outset - he's a natural performer and communicator. It's a seamless ride from hate and injustice to funny and heartwarming, all artfully blended and delivered by a master entertainer who is at once an actor, a comedian, a thinker and an activist." -- Paul Berss, New York Theatre Wire.
Actor, comedian and playwright Donald Lacy has never been afraid to bring tough topics to the stage and his latest one-man show is no exception. It’s called ‘Color Struck, Surviving the Trumpocalypse,’ and takes on racism in the era of Trump. -- Black Renaissance, KCBW (San Francisco)
"It's worth celebrating that while our society is getting more diverse, race matters less to young people. Those facts don't necessarily go together. But this brings with it an embarrassed but damaging silence on racism that still does exist. Lacy's show is one of the few opportunities to bring these realities to light, and it does so effectively, while being an entertaining piece of theatre." -- William S. Kowinski, The North Coast Journal (Humboldt County, CA)
"Donald E. Lacy, Jr. is a renaissance man who grew up in the midst of the Civil Rights struggle that for many Americans, still exists today. He is a classically trained actor with mentors that included radio impresario Joe Rudolph, Dr. Angela Davis and many others." -- Prather Jackson, Hollywood Weekly January 2016
SEE US ON TV
MARCH 10, 2019 ON
CARMEN MATHIS SHOW
THE REDEMPTION PROJECT
In 2018, Van Jones and a CNN film crew accompanied Lacy to capture his first meeting with the man convicted of murdering his 16 year old daughter. Lacy forgave him on camera to set an example to all people that forgiveness is possible. Lacy also attended his parole hearing several months later and spoke on his behalf. Parole was granted and the shooter, now remorseful, was released later that year. Jones' CNN special, "The Redemption Project," aired May 12, 2109. To-date, it has been viewed by over 14 million people worldwide. (https://tinyurl.com/tzr6a9b)
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