Then and now, Shange’s work responds to an urgent fever pitch humming beneath the taut surface of pain and respectability. A dazzling revival at the Public Theater reminds us of its timelessness.
If you are surprised or stunned by recent revelations concerning sexual assault and harassment, it is because you have been, like most of American culture, ignoring Black women. Shange’s choreopoem, now running as a revival at the Public Theater, reminds us to pay attention.
Jordan E. Cooper’s new satirical play, now showing at The Public Theater, asks Black communities, “if you could leave America for Africa, would you? And what if you had to leave all of your culture behind?”
This fierce new play examines what happens when the unspoken and unspeakable come head to head. Now playing through May 5, 2019.
Performed by British and Argentinian veterans, Minefield excavates the unsettling violence and futility of the 1982 war.
Racial injustice, family dinners and the spirit world collide in this striking play filled with dark humor and boiling suspense.
An immersive, multimedia installation and concert that transforms Joe’s Pub into the dinner party of the season.
Church parishioners gathered on Thursday evening, not to attend to the teachings of Jesus Christ, but to study the final chapter of the life of that ill-fated king of Thebes, Oedipus.
Daniel Alexander Jones returns to Joe’s Pub at The Public as Jomama Jones, his critically-acclaimed alter-ego, in BLACK LIGHT. This immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story and song.
The current, controversial Shakespeare in the Park show owes a more than superficial debt to Welles’s landmark production.