written and performed by Michael Sidney Fosberg
May 6-29, 2010
Imagine discovering you are not the person you thought you were: that you have a family, a history, an ethnicity you never knew. Writer/performer Michael Fosberg recounts his true tale of his search for his biological father at age 34 that turns up a whole lot more. Armed with only the name of his father and the knowledge that he lived in the Detroit area two decades earlier, Michael, who is white, makes a miraculous call which in one instant changes his entire identity:
His father is African-American.
This sets in motion a series of discoveries of family — of secrets and lies, confrontation and reconciliation. Incognito balances humor and emotion as it deals with race, prejudice and life’s difficult choices.
Incognito has subsequently toured to theaters, performing arts centers, high schools and colleges across the country. It now returns to the Chicago area in the intimate 16th Street Theater .
A one man show about identity, race, stereotypes and “how, in an instant, one’s sense of self can be altered forever.” – Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader.
“An engrossing and deeply moving trip… It will shake you to your own roots.” – Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune
Michael Fosberg has performed at Steppenwolf, Remains, Wisdom Bridge and The Goodman.
All performances are followed by post-show dialogues led by Michael Sidney Fosberg.