In addition to the virtual performances, Round House and McCarter will also present four in-depth panel discussions featuring some of the themes addressed in The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration & Influence.
These events are free and open to all, with a new panel released online on Mondays during the festival premiere period. Panels will be streamed on Round House’s YouTube page and will remain available for later viewing.
A panel of contemporary playwrights whose work was influenced by Adrienne Kennedy, moderated by Eisa Davis and featuring Zakiyyah Alexander, Haruna Lee, and Paula Vogel.
Watch the conversation here starting Monday, November 16 at 7:00pm EST.
A panel of actors who have previously performed in Adrienne Kennedy plays, moderated by Nicole A. Watson and featuring Caroline Clay, Crystal Dickinson, and Mikéah Ernest Jennings.
Watch the conversation here starting Monday, November 30 at 7:00pm EST.
A panel examining the critical and academic response to Adrienne Kennedy’s work, moderated by Dean of the College at Princeton University Jill Dolan and featuring Washington Post theatre critic Peter Marks, Star Tribune reporter Rohan Preston, and director and arts critic Regina Victor.
Watch the conversation here starting Monday, December 7 at 7:00pm EST.
A panel exploring the history, evolution, and impact of avant-garde and experimental works by Black artists, moderated by Raymond O. Caldwell and featuring multi-disciplinary performance artists Daniel Alexander Jones, and Holly Bass.
Watch the conversation here starting Monday, December 14 at 7:00pm EST.