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… Continue reading StreetSigns’ World Premiere of Kane Smego’s Temples of Lung and Air at PlayMakers Repertory Company Is Phenomenal!
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.… Continue reading Temples of Lung and Air Tackles Tough Questions and Inspires Great Thought
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… Continue reading On Aug. 22-26, PlayMakers Repertory Company Will Present StreetSigns’ World Premiere of Kane Smego’s Temples of Lung and Air
Though “Blood Knot” was written prior to the end of Apartheid, it is clear that the ramifications of the racial divide continue to cause schisms in both the country’s fabric, as well as within families. Given the responsibility of marking the time with subtle discussions juxtaposed against the last scene’s primal violence, the Lucius Robinson and J. Alphonse Nicholson performed brilliantly ….
In honor of South African author and anti-apartheid activist Athol Fugard’s March 19-23 visit to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and The Sacrificial Poets will present “Act of Witness,” which includes two plays – Fugard’s early drama “Blood Knot” (1961) and “Poetic Portraits of a Revolution,” created in 2011 by Kane Smego, Will McInerney, Mohammad Moussa, and Sameer Abdel-khalek — March 2-20 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC.