Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

RAP ON RACE May 5-22

May 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

In 1970, these two towering personalities of American intelligentsia sat together and recorded a conversation about the defining subject of the American experience: race. Mead, 68 years old, white and liberal, was the most famous anthropologist of the 20th Century. Baldwin, 46, black, living in exile in France, was one of the most prominent novelists. The two had never met before. Their conversation, carried out in three long sessions over two long days, was tape recorded, transcribed, and published as a book. Now over 40 years later, two contemporary artistic icons, Smith (best known for her documentary theater style in plays such as “Fires in the Mirror” and “Twilight: Los Angeles”) and legendary choreographer Donald Byrd, re-imagine this monumental moment in history through an evening of devised dance/theater.

Created by director/choreographer Donald Byrd (Tony Nominated and Bessie Award-winner) & Anna Deavere Smith (Pulitzer Nominated and MacArthur Award-winner Actress/Playwright)

In Association with Seattle Repertory Theatre

Featuring Donald Byrd as James Baldwin, Julie Briskman as Margaret Mead and Spectrum Dance Theater Company dancers.

Leo K Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109

Playing May 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 2016
Thursday, May 5th at 7:30pm
Friday, May 6th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 7th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 8th at 2:00pm

Thursday, May 12th at 7:30pm
Friday, May 13th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 14th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 15th at 2:00pm

Thurday, May 19th at 7:30pm
Friday, May 20th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 21st at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 22nd at 2:00pm

Details

Date:
May 5, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm

Venue

Leo K Theater
155 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109 United States

Post your event to The Seattle Globalist calendar »

Make a correction, delete your event, or report a problem with an event listing on The Seattle Globalist calendar  »

Calendar event posts are submitted by members of the public and/or by organizations unaffiliated with The Seattle Globalist. Questions about individual events, postings and images used in calendar items should be directed toward the event organizers, who are responsible for the content.