Bringing the Art to the Audience is our popular series of staged readings and more, which, for the last two seasons, featured readings at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), the African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC), The Eastbay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, The Oakland School for the Arts, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Oakland's Eastside Arts Alliance and Joyce Gordon Gallery.
Admission to most Bringing the Art to the Audience events is free. All LHT season subscribers will enjoy free access to all Bringing The Art To The Audience events! (Non-LHT-subscribers and non-MoAD-members must pay regular MoAD admission to attend readings at MoAD.)
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Our first BATA event of the season will be at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) on Dec. 13:
(Co-Produced with Cutting Ball Theater)
by Andrew Saito
Cutting Ball Theater’s resident playwright, Andrew Saito, examines the United States’ inconsistent progress on issues of power and race through the colliding histories of two prominent American figures on one shared tract of land. On a plantation in a small Maryland town, a teenaged slave named Frederick Douglass once fought and triumphed against an overseer named Edward Covey. The moment would permanently alter the course of Douglass’ life, freeing him from fear and building a new sense of agency. In 2003, Covey’s home, “Mount Misery,” was purchased by former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for $1.5 million. In MOUNT MISERY, Saito imagines Rumsfeld and Douglass’ interactions across time. MOUNT MISERY was commissioned by Cutting Ball and developed as part of the 2014 edition of RISK IS THIS… The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival. The world premiere production runs concurrently with the 2015 RISK IS THIS Festival.
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Bringing the Art to the Audience is made possible in part by grants from the California Arts Council and the Sam Mazza Foundation