Problematique (Work In Progress - Temp Sound)

When pervasive black stereotypes prevent him from using the bathroom, a disgruntled college student must challenge both his community and identity in order to finally take a shit.

  • Solomon Alton Troupe
    The Coroner, 1000 Words, Match 77
  • Solomon Alton Troupe
    The Coroner, 1000 Words, Match 77
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Political
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of the Arts, Philly
Director Biography - Solomon Alton Troupe

Solomon Troupe is an experienced leader and a multifaceted queer bipoc artist, producing comedic and intellectually engaging narratives. He is currently an undergrad at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, as well as an alumnus of Princeton University's Creative Arts Symposium, and the Fine Arts Center of Greenville South Carolina.

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Director Statement

"Problematique" is my honest response to 21 years of feeling like I don't fit in with any parts of the black community. Myself and many others feel that there's this big pressure from both inside and outside the community to "be a nigga" all the time. I'd rather just be me, honestly. But since I can't turn my race off, I can at least make light of my reality. Hopefully someone else out there can relate.