May 16, 2016 at South Oxford Space – A Project of A.R.T./New York in Brooklyn.
Written by Ken Urban
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
A part of The Civilians R&D Group FINDINGS series. All the works in this series are FREE but are presented only once. Reserve your ticket to ensure a seat as space is very limited!
ABOUT THE SHOW:
An African-American professor at an elite Ivy League school, Alice leads a good life with her corporate lawyer husband. She spends her days fascinated by the troubling case of Henrietta Lacks. Lacks’s cells were taken without her permission. Though used in profitable labs the world over, the Lacks family were never compensated. In Lacks, Alice sees her own struggles. With Alice’s upcoming tenure battle looming, her department chair demands she abandon the project, while an eager transgender student teaches her how desire can cloud the quest for truth.
Ken Urban’s (Playwright) plays have been produced at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 59E59 Theatres, SpeakEasy Stage Company, The Summer Play Festival at The Public, Theatre503 (London), First Floor Theatre and Studio 42. He has developed work at Playwrights Horizons, The Huntington Theater Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Donmar Warehouse (London). Awards include the Weissberger Playwriting Award, Huntington Playwriting Fellowship, Headlands Artist Residency, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, and MacDowell Colony Fellowships. He is a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Methuen. His band Occurrence will released their new album The Past Will Last Forever this fall.
Lee Sunday Evans (Director) is a director and choreographer. Credits include: WELLESLEY GIRL by Brendan Pelsue (Humana), D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH by Jerry Lieblich (Clubbed Thumb), A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS… by Kate Benson (OBIE Award – New Georges/Women’s Project), THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD by Boo Killebrew (59E59), GOD’S EAR by Jenny Schwartz (Juilliard), FAMILY PLAY (1979 to Present) by CollaborationTown, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE by Bertolt Brecht with original music by Nicholas C. Williams. Her work has been presented/developed at: Baryshnikov Arts Center, Sundance Theater Lab, BAX, CATCH, LMCC, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, Juilliard. As the resident director for CollaborationTown, Lee is currently developing a new musical as part of New Victory’s LabWorks, and is under commission from LCT3. Upcoming: THE RUG DEALER by Riti Sachdeva (Women’s Project), MACBETH (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival).