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Kane Smego wrote and stars in StreetSigns' Temples of Lung and Air at UNC (photo by HuthPhoto)

StreetSigns’ World Premiere of Kane Smego’s Temples of Lung and Air at PlayMakers Repertory Company Is Phenomenal!

Author’s Note: I left this performance feeling so intimately familiar with the author/performer that I discovered a constant need to correct my inclination to refer to him by his first name. — K.B. Phenomenal! That’s the first word that comes to mind. PlayMakers Repertory Company has opened its new season with StreetSigns Center for Literature… Read More ›

Temples of Lung and Air Tackles Tough Questions and Inspires Great Thought

On stage now as part of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC2 series, Temples of Lung and Air is a fascinating journey written and performed by Kane Smego. Kane shares his experiences growing up as a white boy in the south, a white boy with a black stepfather and a love affair with rap and hip hop…. Read More ›

On Aug. 22-26, PlayMakers Repertory Company Will Present StreetSigns’ World Premiere of Kane Smego’s Temples of Lung and Air

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s professional-theater-in-residence, will begin its exciting new 2018-19 “Shifting Ground: Theatre That Moves” season with a PRC2 second-stage presentation of Pittsboro, NC-based StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance’s world-premiere production of Temples of Lung and Air: A Hip-Hop Odyssey Through Race and Identity, written and… Read More ›

Trevor Johnson and Lakeisha Coffey star as Percy and Chloe (photo by Ed Hunt)

Howard L. Craft’s The Miraculous and the Mundane Opened to Cheers, Tears, and a Standing Ovation

RATING: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ If a play by an American black author has stood the test of time, it is almost certainly about domestic life — a palatable subject for white ticket-buyers. Durham, NC’s own Howard L. Craft reveals the lives of black workers in Orange Light and the Off-Broadway Freight: The Five… Read More ›

UNC Process Series Read a New Translation of Ramón Griffero’s Your Desires in Fragments

It is a truism that “the audience is part of the event,” that our engagement with the production adds to and actually serves to morph the product. This is particularly true with events such as the Oct. 14th and 15th staged reading of Chilean playwright Ramón Griffero’s Your Desires in Fragments, translated by Adam Versényi… Read More ›