Citizen: an american lyric
By Claudia Rankine
adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs
Directed by Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly
Citizen blurs the boundaries of performance and poetry. The performance examines the ways racism pervades daily life in America, from highly visible news accounts to the daily microaggressions that render certain citizens invisible in our culture.
Talkbacks following the performance will occur on 11/4, 11/9, and 11/10.
**Content Warning: Citizen: An American Lyric explores racism in the United States. The performance contains explicit language, racial slurs, and references to violence and may not be suitable for all ages.**
The production is produced in collaboration with Reed English professor, Samiya Bashir’s course, “Poetry in and through Performance."
Diver Studio Theatre, Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, 97202, OR, United States