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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


May 5, 2016
8:00 pm


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

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