[PAST EVENT] Citizen: An American Lyric

September 17, 2020 - September 20, 2020
Virtual Theatre
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Ticketed event
Citizen Poster

THE STORY: A searing, poetic riff on race in America, fusing prose, poetry, movement, music, and the visual image. Snapshots, vignettes, on the acts of everyday racism. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives. Those did-that-really-just-happen-did-they-really-just-say-that slurs that happen every day and enrage in the moment and later steep poisonously in the mind. And, of course, those larger incidents that become national or international firestorms. As Rankine writes, “This is how you are a citizen.”

Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm

Sun: 2pm

Directed by: Alise Larder