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By Drury, Jackie Sibblies
A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the twentieth century in this play which collides the political with the personal.
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I'm not doing a German accent You aren't doing an African accent We aren't doing accents A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the twentieth century. As the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, w...hat seemed a far-away place and time is suddenly all too close to home. Just whose story are they telling? Pulitzer award-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury collides the political with the personal in a play that is irreverently funny and seriously brave. We Are Proud To Present . . . received its European premiere at the Bush Theatre, London, in February 2014.Read more
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An astounding new play about race and power in America, explored through the lens of a family drama.
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama "Dazzling and ruthless...One of the most exquisitely and systematically arranged ambushes of an unsuspecting audience in years...A glorious, scary reminder of the unmatched power of live theater to rattle, roil and shake us wide awake."... -Ben Brantley, New York Times Grandma's birthday approaches. Beverly is organizing the perfect dinner, but everything seems doomed from the start: the silverware is all wrong, the carrots need chopping and the radio is on the fritz. What at first appears to be a family comedy takes a sharp, sly turn into a startling examination of deep-seated paradigms about race in America.Read more
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A radical examination of the power of spectatorship and the pressure of destructive preconceptions, Jackie Sibblies Drury's 2019 Pulitzer prize-winner Fairview is a searing meta-theatrical interrogation of the white gaze, performance, and the subjectivity of the audience.
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