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Citizen: An American Lyric

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Citizen: An American Lyric

School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Friday, November 9, 2018 7:30 pm-Friday, November 16, 2018 7:30 pm The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Room: Kogod Theatre

By Claudia Rankine
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs
Directed by Shirley Jo Finney (SDCF Denham Fellow)

Everyday racism can come on slyly—a  hasty glance or too-casual comment. Sometimes from a friend. Or a coworker. Other pointed or veiled aggressions play out in the classroom, on the street, on the national stage, in the media, at home—all the time. The cost of micro and macro aggression thrown against a white wall of racism is played out individually as Black Americans, and cannot be ignored.

Adapted from Claudia Rankine’s acclaimed book of poetry, this searingly provocative meditation on race in America is not a play. It’s fast-moving, fluid theater at the speed of thought.

“Moving, stunning, and formally innovative-in short, a masterwork.” ― Salon

Fri, Nov 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Nov 10, 2018,  2:00 p.m.
Sat, Nov 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sun, Nov 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Tue, Nov 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Wed, Nov 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Thu, Nov 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Add to Calendar 11/09/18 7:30 PM 11/16/18 7:30 PM America/New_York Citizen: An American Lyric

By Claudia Rankine
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs
Directed by Shirley Jo Finney (SDCF Denham Fellow)

Everyday racism can come on slyly—a  hasty glance or too-casual comment. Sometimes from a friend. Or a coworker. Other pointed or veiled aggressions play out in the classroom, on the street, on the national stage, in the media, at home—all the time. The cost of micro and macro aggression thrown against a white wall of racism is played out individually as Black Americans, and cannot be ignored.

Adapted from Claudia Rankine’s acclaimed book of poetry, this searingly provocative meditation on race in America is not a play. It’s fast-moving, fluid theater at the speed of thought.

“Moving, stunning, and formally innovative-in short, a masterwork.” ― Salon

Fri, Nov 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Nov 10, 2018,  2:00 p.m.
Sat, Nov 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sun, Nov 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Tue, Nov 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Wed, Nov 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Thu, Nov 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center