- 1414.January.SundayRaymond James Theatre163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
Spotlight Series: BEHIND THE SCENES
Guest Speaker: TBA
Date: Sunday January 14 at 1PM
Take your theatre going experience to the next level through an informative and entertaining lecture. Professor Emerita, Dedee Aleccia, will speak on the history, context, and characters of RAISIN IN THE SUN.Raymond James Theatre163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
ABOUT THE PLAY: June returns to home to a family in crisis. Her brother, Amiri, has recently been shot and killed by a police officer. Her father is missing, her mother, Miriam, has locked herself in her bedroom as a response, and her sister, Audre, has gone into overdrive of “everything is fine, everything is fine.” Now it’s up to June to find a way to protect her brother’s legacy while deciding whether she can finally confront long buried issues between herself and her surviving family.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Rachel Lynett is an Arkansas-based playwright and theatre artist. Her recent playwriting credits include Good Bad People as part of Jackalope Theatre Company’s CIRCLE UP, Downstage Left Residency with Stage Left for her play, Well-Intentioned White People (2017), Well-Intentioned White People as a part of 2017 Orlando Shakespeare New Play Festival, honorable mention for the 2017 Kilroys for her play, Well-Intentioned White People, and a workshop production of Abortion Road Trip produced by Theatre Prometheus as part of Capital Fringe where it won Best Comedy. Her play, Abortion Road Trip, presented by Theatre Prometheus, was also a part of the 2017 Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival. Other recent credits include her play Abortion Road Trip credited as a semifinalist for The Bridge Initiative 2017, Choosing You as part of the CulturalDC Source Festival 2016, Breathe Me In as a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference 2016, and Breathe Me In as a finalist for the Kernodle Play Award (2016). She currently works as the company manager at Arts Center of the Ozarks, the managing director of Arkansas Theatre Collective, and is a AIE rostered teaching artist through Arkansas Arts Council.
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