“When the Front Porch Arts Collective reached out to me to direct this show I had not yet seen it or read the play. I read it a few times, thinking about the various plays being written during our current moment, (i.e. the Black Lives Matter movement which is part of a continuum of Black liberation movements), I wanted to explore the possibilities of using the Black American acting traditions that I am writing about in my book to center Black artists and audiences.”read more
Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over, though only 90 minutes, is an incredibly complex play, drawing both on historical source material, some dating back over two thousand years ago, and on current events and movements. Here’s a select reading list to provide some context to our production, and to serve as a second step to larger conversations and action.read more
Joshua Harmon’s first two plays, Bad Jews and Significant Other, were huge hits both Off-Broadway and at SpeakEasy Stage. Both of these shows were so successful in part because of Harmon’s keen ear for satire and gift for thoughtful provocation. So when we first read Admissions, we couldn’t wait to give Boston audiences another chance to laugh, cringe, and cheer along with Harmon’s characters.
Boston Project Playwright MJ Halberstadt recently emailed with Joshua Harmon to discuss his writing process, examining race as a white man, and the Varsity Blues scandal with Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman.read more