Dramaturg Adam Versényi writes on how “Native Son” demonstrates the direct effects of physical environment on human behavior and blackness in Chicago.
It’s 1930s Chicago with 64 scenes in over 15 different locations. Where do you go with the set design of “Native Son” when all Bigger Thomas wants to do is fly? An airplane hanger, of course.
Meet the many impressions made by Bigger Thomas on the arts community in the Triangle.
One multi-hyphenate artist takes up the mantle of another multi-hyphenate artist in Howard L. Craft’s one-woman tour de force about the High Priestess of Soul.
PlayMakers has helped premiere six new American plays in the last three seasons. From “Draw the Circle” to “Jump” and everything in between, what are the creators up to now?
The themes explored in “Native Son” inspired industrial hip-hop band Camp Blood to write “1144 (Sundown)” for their latest album.
Edie Brickell cooked up the inspiration for “Bright Star” while standing at the stove jamming to some Steve Martin banjo picking. They both ran with it…all the way to Broadway.
How Richard Wright was strongly influenced by the success of dynamite boxer Joe Louis in creating the world-shaking character of Bigger Thomas in “Native Son.”
This spring, our very own Vivienne Benesch will make her Broadway directorial debut in the New York premiere of Noah Haidle’s “Birthday Candles,” starring Debra Messing!
Earlier this month, Annette Storckman of Breaking Character Magazine interviewed playwright and actress Jessica Dickey about the heartening and inspiring “The Amish Project.”