New plays at East West Players and People’s Light illuminate the collisions, and occasional solidarity, among people of color in a white-dominated culture.
Following Zak Berkman’s transition to producing artistic director, the theatre has brought on an artistic cabinet including Steve H. Broadnax III, Lisa Portes, Mieke D, and Nikko Kimzin.
The 45-year-old Pennsylvania theatre will also initiate a national search to fill out its senior artistic leadership team.
The virtual lineup will include concerts, and episodic series, and a filmed play.
Broadnax will remain the head of Penn State’s MFA acting program while committing to direct one People’s Light production per year.
The theatre hopes to film productions for online viewing, with an eye on returning to the stage in March 2021.
A number of canceled shows from San Diego to Phoenix were recorded before the pandemic shutdown, and now you can watch them at home.
The season includes an updated ‘Christmas Carol’ and a Lloyd Price jukebox musical.
The assistive devices, now being tested at People’s Light in Pennsylvania, offer a new way for hard-of-hearing patrons to fully enjoy the theatre.
The season will feature the world premiere of a musical about Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin.