Based on the book by Claudia Rankine, and adapted for the stage by #DPSPlaywright Stephen Sachs, CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC is 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 in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. 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.
Drama, 3 men, 3 women
Available here → bit.ly/DPSCitizenAmericanLyric