Civil Rights activism and theatre were integrally intertwined in the life’s work of the founder of Free Southern Theater and Junebug Productions.
The dark tide we’re facing may break, though perhaps not before it’s managed to break things.
If you’re gathering people for a common activity anyway, why not find ways to help them exercise one of their fundamental rights at citizens?
The Stoneman Douglas school shooting and the #NeverAgain movement made a stark, stirring backdrop for a high school production of the coming-of-age musical.
Many of these Florida teen activists found their voice and their sense of community onstage.
American plunder didn’t begin with this administration. Our theatrical dissent must be grounded in a holistic critique of state violence.
We must respond to this moment of division and despair by telling urgent stories, finding new voices, and fighting for our values.