Victor Lirio | Actor | Director | Theatremaker


Race Music is set in a metropolitan Midwestern city in 1999. Lebron Malek, a 26 year-old classical music lover, applies for a radio-announcing position at a classical music radio station but is rejected because he is black. Six characters of varying colors and ancestral origins, struggle to come to terms with the changing racial landscape of our country in pre-Obama 1999.

"Strong ensemble work directed by Victor Lirio ... RACE MUSIC'S examination of race’s continued, if shifting, influence in America adds perspective to that national conversation that just doesn’t seem to end."
- Daniel M. Gold, New York Times Critic's Pick

"Directed by Victor Lirio with a tough mind and sensitivity ... Bodow's music reaches its crescendoing coda ... A POLISHED ENSEMBLE!" - Theatermania

"Under the unblinking direction of Victor Lirio, this drama explores how racism insidiously infiltrates our culture and contaminates our private and personal lives ... SOLID ACTING ENSEMBLE." -


Chris Ceraso , Brandon Jones , Kevin Kelleher , Penelope Lowder , Teresa Stephenson

Playwright: Warren Bodow
Set & Lighting Designer: Maruti Evans
Sound Designer: Betsy Rhodes
Costume Designer: Arnulfo Maldonado
Production Stage Manager: Chandra LaViolette
Assistant Stage Manager: Paul Herbig
Technical Director: Vadim Malinsky
Producer: Megan Kingery
Marketing: Martha Zamirski
Press: Janet Appel
Production Photos: Carlo Damocles