Theater Studies Fall Mainstage "Citizen: An American Lyric"
For your consideration, CITIZEN includes racially charged language and video, and instances of potentially unsettling noises.
Book by Claudia Rankine and adapted for stage by Stephen Sachs: A stage adaptation of the internationally acclaimed and award-winning book of poetry/prose by Claudia Rankine about race in America. CITIZEN is a fast moving, emotionally charged, and thought-provoking piece of art that combines live theatre, music, movement, and video imagery to track the progression of micro aggressions to overt acts of racial violence by white Americans against Black American "Citizens."
The play is a multimedia experience that touches on the cycles we find ourselves in and examines-through personal stories, national headlines, and natural disasters-the physical, emotional, and mental toll racism takes on the bodies of Black and Brown people.
There is a pre-show Q&A at 7pm with Director, JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, Dramaturge, Phaedra Scott, and Professor Tsitsi Jaji (English Dept and African & African American Studies) focusing on why CITIZEN is important and the nature of directing in the Zoom era.
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