Lorraine Hansberry’s long-awaited sophomore effort was greeted coolly, even confusedly, in 1964, but ambivalence—about art, activism, and their fraught intersection—has always been in the play’s DNA.
This busy writer-director, known for new works, is now staging ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at the Public, but it’s more a case of continuing a legacy of Black iconoclasm than a new career phase.
The recent unveiling of Alison Saar’s sculpture ‘To Sit A While’ kicked off a national tour to raise awareness of this great American writer and the many who follow in the path she paved.
In riffing on works by Arthur Miller and Lorraine Hansberry, 3 new plays by Kimberly Belflower, Kelundra Smith, and Eleanor Burgess alternately explore and explode what was missing from the originals.
In this excerpt from a new biography, playwright Lorraine Hansberry crosses paths with the director who would help to shape her iconic play.
The awards and prizes that have been given out since our last issue.
Broke-ology playwright Nathan Louis Jackson comes home to Kansas City
A busy day in the life of Chicago’s TimeLine production manager.