Author Claudia Rankine attended last Sunday’s matinée performance of our world stage premiere of her book, Citizen: An American Lyric, and engaged the audience in a Q&A Talkback discussion with the cast. It was Ms. Rankine’s first opportunity to see the Fountain’s full production of the stage adaptation of her book (she attended a reading of an earlier draft of the script two months ago). She was very moved by what she experienced on Sunday.
Following the performance, Ms. Rankine and the cast addressed issues of racism dramatized on stage in the play and rendered in the book. Audience members shared their insightful comments and asked meaningful questions of the author and the actors. Rankine then signed copies of her book and a catered reception was served in the cafe immediately after.
Another memorable afternoon at the Fountain Theatre.
Citizen: An American Lyric runs to Sept 14th. MORE INFO/GET TICKETS