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Monday, October 15, 2018

In Context: JACK &


Theater artist Kaneza Schaal joins forces with actor Cornell Alston and artist Christopher Myers to consider reentry into society after prison in the NY Premiere of JACK &. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles, videos, podcasts, and more. After you’ve attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #BAMNextWave.


Program Notes

JACK & (PDF)

Read

Article
Never Stop Dreaming: Q&A with JACK &’s Cornell Alston (BAM blog)
“When your dreaming stops, you are locked into your hope and when your hope stops you are like a zombie. My thing now is, never stop dreaming.”

Article
Kaneza Schaal by Christopher Myers (Bomb Magazine)
Frequent collaborator Christopher Myers engages theater artist Kaneza Schaal in a robust conversation about the creation of JACK &, traditions, internal life, the American South, and much more.

Article
Inside man: Play highlights life after prison (Brooklyn Paper)
As JACK & tours the country, the creative team connects with audiences directly impacted by serving time.

Article
Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me (Fort Gansevoort)
Artist Christopher Myers, who contributed design and text to JACK &, presents a series of works that map the landscape of dreaming.


Watch & Listen

Video
Cornell Alston and Kaneza Schaal Present at the 2016 Creative Capital Artist Retreat (YouTube)
Collaborators Alston and Schaal detail their mutual commitment to experimental theater through the making ofJACK & .

Audio
Three Narratives About Incarceration (WNYC)
WNYC’s All Of It delves into recent narratives around incarceration, including an interview with Kaneza and Cornell.

Now your turn...

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2 comments:

  1. I loved this show! It was truly an experience, and I appreciated how experimental it was. Cornell is such a charismatic actor (as were his castmates Modesto, Rucyl, and Stacey). I have to discuss it with my friend to really explore the themes and ideas, but I am glad I saw this play!

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