By Sky Gilbert
By Beth Holmgren
In 1876, Poland's best actress, Helena Modrzejewska, observed by way of friends and family, emigrated to southern California to set up a utopian commune that quickly failed. inside a yr Modrzejewska made her debut within the identify function of Adrienne Lecouvreur at San Francisco's California Theatre. She replaced her identify to Modjeska and fast grew to become a number one superstar at the American degree, the place she reigned for the following 30 years. in this time, she demonstrated herself as America's such a lot esteemed Shakespearean actress, enjoying contrary such celebrated actors as Edwin sales space and Maurice Barrymore. Starring Madame Modjeska strains Modjeska's marvelous lifestyles and profession from her illegitimate delivery in Krakow, to her successive reinventions of herself as a celebrity in either Poland and the US, and at last to her enduring legacy.
By Daniel Curzon
(full-length), "A Play a couple of Wheelchair" (one-act)
By Angelina Weld Grimké
The first play by way of an African American lady ever produced professionally. the ecu ultimate – and the world's first construction for almost a hundred years – of Rachel is directed through fascinating younger director Ola Ince, as a part of Black historical past Month.
Rachel is a tender, trained, middle-class lady. yet she is born into an African-American relatives within the early twentieth century – an international within which lack of knowledge and violence be successful. whereas her relations and neighbours locate other ways to outlive, Rachel's goals of having married and turning into a mom collide with
the tragic occasions of her family’s earlier as she confronts the tough truth of a racist world.
Written precisely halfway among the yank Civil struggle and the tip of slavery, and the explosion of Civil Rights within the Sixties, this hauntingly appealing and profoundly surprising play nonetheless asks pressing questions for today.
By Christopher Bigsby
By Mike Fleury
By Bethany Greenleaf-Perez
By Lillian Schlissel
By Daniel Berrigan
The Trial of the Catonsville 9 turned a robust expression of the conflicts among moral sense and behavior, energy and justice, legislation and morality. Drawing on courtroom transcripts, Berrigan wrote a dramatic account
of the trial and the problems it so vividly embodied. the result's a landmark murals that has been played usually over the last thirty-five years, either as a section of theater and a movement picture.
By Ping Chong,Alisa Solomon
"The cumulative strength of those shared tales is little short of fantastic. Ping Chong creates a huge tapestry of lives."—Twin towns Reader
This three-piece quantity of Undesirable Elements, the community-specific theater works sequence, examines the lives of these born into one tradition yet dwelling in one other. each one creation grows out of a longer residency, in which Ping Chong and his collaborators behavior interviews of group individuals after which create a script that explores either old and private narratives.
Ping Chong is a theater director, playwright, choreographer, and video and install artist. The recipient of 2 OBIE awards, Bessie awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has created greater than fifty works for the degree, together with twenty-five in his bad parts series.