When African-American college graduate Warren takes a job with the 2008 Obama campaign, he’s fired up and ready to go—until he lands in the troubled streets of East Cleveland. But somewhere between knocking on doors, fending off cops, and questioning his own racial and sexual identity, he learns that changing society isn’t as easy as he imagined. Obama-ology is a compelling journey into the lives of the black minority of East Cleveland. This invisible underclass—despondent after a lifetime of presidential campaigns with only the educated, white candidate to represent them—have the flame of hope reignited by a passionate young man canvassing for Obama.
Aurin Squire is an award-winning American playwright, screenwriter, and reporter. He has written numerous plays, while his reporting has appeared in The New Republic, Talking Points Memo, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, and ESPN, among other outlets.