Archival video of our 2019 production of Sonny Kelly's The Talk is available for personal viewing for a limited time at no cost. Donations to the artists who made the production or to Find-a-Friend, a program for at-risk youth, close to Sonny's heart, most welcome.

"Do Not Miss It."

"The Talk is a thoroughly engaging and engrossing tale, sprung from the need to instill in a child the understanding and grace to see the world as it is and to have the courage to change it. It will teach you lessons you already know, but after you hear The Talk, you will know them in a different way."


                                                              -- Alan R. HallCVNC


Kelly is nothing short of amazing”

                                                         -- Pamela Vesper and Kurt Benrud                                                                for Triangle Arts & Entertainment

"Profound, Poignant, and Timely, Storytelling at its very best. . . . Kelly is mesmerizing . . .."

                                                         -- Kim Jackson for RDU On Stage

"Direct, compelling . . .. Kelly [is] a gifted actor." 

                                                         -- Byron Woods for The Indy

The Talk 

Written and Performed by Sonny Kelly
Directed by Joseph Megel
for a limited time
June 12 | July 10, 2020

A New Play

presented by StreetSigns and Bull Dog Ensemble Theater in association with the Department of Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill January/February 2019

A virtuosic one-person show about the difficult conversation a father must have with his son in a divided America.



set design ROB HAMILTON


projections design ZAVIER A. L. TAYLOR

sound design MICHAEL BETTS, II

costume design LAKEISHA COFFEY

production stage manager CAROL LAND

videography and video editing NICK KARNER 

Sonny Kelly on The State of Things with Frank Stasio

Visit WUNC Radio to hear Sonny Kelly's interview with Frank Stasio about The Talk.

News and Observer | Durham Herald

Sonny Kelly in The Talk. (HuthPhoto).

Sonny Kelly in The Talk. (HuthPhoto)

The recording of this performance is meant for private viewing only and may not be screened for any other purpose. Under no circumstances may this recording be shared or duplicated. This recording has been made available in partnership with employees represented by Stage Directors & Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE.

This work is made possible, in part, by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by a grant from the Paul Green Foundation, Inc. – Serving the Arts and Human Rights since 1982.

The Piedmont Performance Factory 

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