America 2024: Playwrights on Our Country's Future

Mon, Apr 22, 2019
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With Jackie Sibblies Drury, Adam Rapp, and Celine Song
A Program of T: The New York Times Style Magazine
Hosted by BAM

In celebration of its annual culture issue, T Magazine presents an evening of dramatic readings, hosted by BAM, which look five years into our country’s future. Some of today’s leading playwrights expound on the theme, America 2024, in myriad ways, from the utopian to the dystopian, the fantastical to the very real. This program comprises a series of dramatic readings of three commissioned plays, followed by a discussion with the respective playwrights moderated by Kurt Soller, articles editor of T Magazine.

All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the T Magazine culture issue.

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Jackie Sibblies Drury

Jackie Sibblies Drury is Brooklyn-based playwright whose plays include Fairview; Really; Social Creatures; We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915; and others. Her plays have been presented by LCT3, Soho Rep, Berkeley Rep, and Abrons Arts Center, among others, in collaboration with The Civilians, Manhattan Theatre Club, Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, the Bushwick Starr, and others. She is the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literary Prize and a United States Artists Fellowship.

America 2024
Adam Rapp

Adam Rapp is the author of numerous plays, including Nocturne, Finer Noble Gases, Essential Self-Defense, The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, Red Light Winter, for which he won an Obie Award and was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize, and The Sound Inside. His playwriting honors include the Helen Merrill Prize, the Benjamin H. Danks Award, and the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award. Rapp is currently writing the book for the musical based on S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, which will premiere at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

America 2024
Celine Song

Celine Song has written several plays including Endlings, which had its world premiere at American Repertory Theater, and Tom & Eliza. She has been a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, Ars Nova’s Play Group, and the Orchard Project's NYC Greenhouse, and has been awarded residencies and fellowships from MTC/Sloan, Sundance, the Millay Colony for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation. Song is currently a staff writer on Amazon's The Wheel of Time and is currently developing a project with Diablo Cody and Beth Behrs.