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“We were all excited to try to have a theater space—which is always coded as a white space, unless it’s a very specific kind of theater—shift for the benefit of people of color. Normally, it’s the reverse; people of color have to shift to fit into the room. I thought it could be cathartic to…Read More »
Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz received an OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement on Monday, May 20, 2019. Read the New York Times and Broadway Journal articles.
“I guess I wanted people of color generally to be acknowledged, in a way that’s complicated,” she answered with a certain hesitance. As someone who, like me, has been in situations where she was the only person of color in the audience, Drury wanted the work to acknowledge audience members who are still seen as…Read More »
July 23, 2019 Dear Friends of Theatre for a New Audience: I’m writing about Terrence McNally’s FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE on Broadway starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon and directed by Arin Arbus. The production must close July 28. Here’s why you should you see it. The play’s been called…Read More »
“Ms. Drury’s dazzling play appears at first to be a family comedy, but subverts expectations with a head-spinning shift in content and form that forces theatergoers to think in new ways about race and the white gaze. Ms. Drury, 37, said she was trying “to communicate to white people what it’s like walking around in…Read More »
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