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.
The initiative will honor the pioneering playwright’s legacy with a touring statue and support for the work of multiple female/non-binary playwrights of color.
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 work of writers like Jackie Sibblies Drury, Annie Baker, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is riveting in the theatre, but the rewards of close reading shouldn’t be ignored.
Audrey Webb will receive the annual award for a play inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun.’
Though best remembered for a single great family drama, in her short and brilliant life she produced other writing well worth a second look.
How three plays about Lorraine Hansberry’s Younger family and their house resonate with each other—and with our current moment.