“Folks can change their ways much as they want to. But I don’t care how many times you change your ways, what’s in you is in you, and it’s got to come out.”
[ ahy-den-ti-tee ]
the state or fact of remaining the same one or ones, as under varying aspects or conditions.
the condition of being oneself or itself, and not another.
condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is; the qualities, beliefs, etc., that distinguish or identify a person or thing
an instance or point of sameness or likeness
Identities are complex, multi-faceted and deeply personal.
Our 2023-2024 mainstage season includes four exquisite pieces of award-winning contemporary theatre that dive headfirst into the concept of identity.
What does it mean to grow closer to or further from our cultural identities?
How does history shape our future?
How do we consider our identity as an individual versus a member of a community?
A fresh slate of shows, all regional premieres, explore what it means to define ourselves, often in the face of others defining us.
Join us on four epic journeys to discover ourselves and each other.
The Lehman Trilogy
Written by Stefano Massini
Adapted by Ben Power
Directed by David Winitsky
November 3-18, 2023
Weaving together nearly two centuries of family history, this epic theatrical event charts the humble beginnings, outrageous successes and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees. The Lehman Trilogy is the quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant Jewish family.
Written by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Donna Marie McMillan
February 9-24, 2024
Sara, an enslaved rebel turned Union spy, and Sandra, a tenured professor in a modern-day private university, are having parallel experiences of institutional racism, though they live over a century apart. The latest work from MacArthur Genius Fellow Dominique Morisseau leaps through time to trace the identities of these two Black American women and explore the reins that racial and gender bias still hold on American educational systems today.
Thoughts of a Colored Man
Written by Keenan Scott II
Directed by Sidney Horton
May 3-18, 2024
Over the course of a single day in the pulsing heart of Brooklyn, the hopes, sorrows, fears, and joys of seven men reverberate far beyond the barbershops and basketball courts of their community. Described as “A New American Play for a New Broadway”, Thoughts of a Colored Man weaves spoken word, slam poetry and rhythm into a mosaic of the inner lives of Black men.
Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles
Written by Luis Alfaro
Directed by CarlosAlexis Cruz
August 9-24, 2024
A stirring drama about love, immigration, and sacrifice, Mojada is a bold new play inspired by the Ancient Greek story of Medea. Blending Euripides’ classic with Mexican folklore, MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro examines the tragedy behind America’s immigration system and the destiny of one family caught in its grip.