Armah has written four plays. They have been produced for the New York stage. In 2014, her 4th play, which debuted in New York 2011, opens in Chicago.
CHICAGO MARCH 2014
etaCREATIVE ARTS FOUNDATION
Director: Jonathan Wilson
March 20 - May 11 2014
eta Creative Arts Foundation
7558 S South Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60619
After a successful, critically acclaimed run in New York to sold out houses, SAVIOUR? moves to Chicago and the eta Creative Arts Foundation. More details coming soon.
NEW YORK OCTOBER 11
VOZA RIVERS, NEW HERITAGE THEATER
in partnership with TAKE WING & SOAR
Featuring: Jimmy Aquino & Michael Greene
The Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St Nicholas Ave New York, NY 10027
SAVIOUR? is the 4th play by Esther Armah.
SAVIOUR?, features Michael Green and Jimmy Aquino* in a play about two men engaged in game of high stakes. Billy Hall (Aquino) is a white high profile New York activist who sues his company when a promised promotion as CEO was given to a black woman. He hires Michael Jamal Williams III (Green), an African-American attorney willing to win at any costs and needs the case as a career-changer. Power, passion, family, ambition, love, betrayal, white men, black women, white privilege: it's all on the table in this play that asks: who saves who?
Jimmy Aquino as BILLY HALL & Michael Green as MICHAEL JAMAL WILLIAMS III
SAVIOUR? featured post show panels:-
ARTS & ACTIVISM: The Sexy of Complexity w/ Pullitzer Prize winner LYNN NOTTAGE
Moderated by: Zerlina Maxwell
THE BLACK & WHITE OF ACTIVISM w/ Councilman Charles Barron
Modereated by: Esther Armah
WHITE PRIVILEGE, RACE, ACTIVISM IN THE AGE OF OBAMA w/ Dr Cornel West, M Freeman
Moderated by: Dr Marc Lamont Hill
Armah says of SAVIOUR? "In the age of Obama, post racial means as a playwright I get to look at white privilege, white identity - this emotional, complicated thing through this lens as a black woman playwright. It’s a dangerous, provocative world. But I get to look at it, interrogate it, I like that. I'm interested in power and intimacy, in what happens when you strip away the usual walls that keep people at a distance. What will you see? How will you take the truth you really may not want to hear? Theater is safe space to have tough conversations."
Your sneak peek:
The Play, The Production, The Panels, The Audience - In Words & Images