Starting over is terrifying. But women walk through the doors of change over and over again. We meet ourselves at the crossroads and make a decision. We walk forward uncertain of the path before us, but being no less sure of the triumphant end. We exercise our deepest hope and patience into the late hours, waiting for the dawn.
We enter this place by force or by our own will.
Actors Bridge Ensemble Presents the Nashville premiere of
CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC
by Claudia Rankine
adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs
March 22-24 and March 26-31
Actors Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Chapel (4610 Charlotte Avenue)
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. As Rankine writes, “This is how you are a citizen.”
CAST AND PRODUCTION TEAM
Cast: Brianna Booker, Alicia Haymer, DéYonté Jenkins, Shawn Whitsell, Jack Chambers, and Nettie Kraft
Directed by Jon Royal
Produced by Cynthia Harris and Vali Forrister
Stage Management by Kat Tierney-Smith
Lighting Design by Richard Davis, Ardee Design Group
Projection Design by Alex Drinnen
Sound Design by Jack E. Chambers
Costume Design by Colleen Garatoni
Videography by Eden Gerlock and Evan Mattingly
Photography by Rick Malkin
“Emotional…always engaging and exceptionally timely…The work, in short, has gotten under my skin, which is a testament to its power.” —LA Times
FRIDAY, MARCH 22 at 7:30 P.M.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 at 7:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 at 6 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 at 7:30 P.M.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28 at 7:30 P.M.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 at T 7:30 P.M.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 at 7:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 at 6 P.M.
Actors Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Chapel
4610 Charlotte Ave (entrance on 47th)
Nashville, TN 37209
General Admission – $25 in advance; $30 at the door
Students w/valid ID – $20
Ticketing Site: https://citizen-nashville.eventbrite.com/
Free parking is available on 47th Avenue, in the lower lot behind McDonald’s at 47th and Alabama Avenue, in the SunTrust lot at 46th and Charlotte Avenue and in Richland Park.
Actors Bridge Ensemble strives to make our performances and facilities accessible to all our patrons. Due to the intimate size of our venues, we have a limited number of accessible seats; please indicate any special needs when purchasing tickets. You can reach us by phone at 615-498-4077 or email at email@example.com