What They Think We Are

by Nick Malakhow

directed by Andrea Humez

Please note: What They Think We Are includes discussion of sexual assault.

At Dunston-Hall Academy, Raymond, a returning junior, and Sasha, a new sophomore, meet and bond over being two of the "scholarship kids" at a mostly white boarding school, the stupid stuff their white hallmates say, feeling like fish out of water both at home and at DHA, and their passions for music and art. Their growing friendship is tested, however, when they must navigate a series of personal tragedies, uncomfortable revelations, and betrayals as the fall semester unfolds.

About the Playwright: ​Nick Malakhow is a writer and theatre educator who has taught at the secondary level for over a decade in the greater Boston and Philly areas. His short work has been produced by Fresh Ink, the Open Theatre Project, and as part of the BTM. His full length play, Seeing Eye, has been developed as part of Victory Gardens Theater’s Ignition Festival in Chicago and in Fresh Ink’s Ink Spot Festival, and it was a finalist for LTC’s 2018 Carnaval of New Work. Nick is a member of Company One's 2019 Playlab Unit. BA Swarthmore College, MA Emerson College.


ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 8pm, with a talkback session immediately following the show

Suggested Donation $5 - General Admission - No reservations required


FirstWorks: What They Think We Are was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Please note that parking is by permit only on William St. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.





Luz Lopez

Philip Pierre-Louis

Naomi Hinchen

Production Team

Workshop Director

FirstWorks Program Director

Andrea Humez

Hatem Adell