The Good Negro - PUBLIC LAB
Written by Tracey Scott Wilson
Directed by Liesl Tommy
With Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Francois Battiste, J. Bernard Calloway, Lizzy Cooper Davis, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Anthony Mackie, LeRoy McClain, Brian Wallace, and Myk Watford.
In a constantly shifting landscape, a trio of emerging black leaders try to conquer their individual demons, the local KKK fights for its old way of life, and everyday black men and women must overcome their fears, all under the ever-watchful eye of the FBI. One of the first recipients of the Sundance Institute and Time Warner Storytelling Fellowships for The Good Negro, Tracey Scott Wilson recently won the prestigious 2007 Weissberger Award for this play.
Scenic and costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, and sound design by Daniel Baker.
This production contains strong language, strobe effects and loud sound effects.
Tuesday, May 20 - Sunday, June 1
Tuesday - Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2 & 8pm
Sunday at 3 & 7pm
Wednesday, May 28
The Civil Rights Revolution on the Page and on the Stage
Playwright Tracey Scott Wilson will be joined by Diane McWhorter, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama – The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution. Ms. Wilson worked closely with Ms. McWhorter in writing The Good Negro and the two will talk about their collaboration as well as their individual work.
Following the discussion, Ms. McWhorter will sign copies of her books Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama – The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution and A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968.
Saturday, May 31 Matinee
Staging Black History
The New Yorker’s Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will speak with playwrights Tracey Scott Wilson, Keith Joseph Adkins, and Kia Corthron about the challenges and importance of putting black history on stage.