That Kindness: Nurses in Their Own Words

Oct 15—Nov 3, 2020


RUN TIME: 70min
Extended! The performance remains available to stream through November 3 at 9pm EST  
October 2020
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Thursday October 15, 2020
Performances no longer available.
Part of Fall/Winter

By V (formerly Eve Ensler)
In support of The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s COVID-19 Fund

Playwright, activist, and performance artist V (formerly Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues, The Apology) turns her unique vision to the nurses on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Drawing on frank, impassioned interviews with these “radical angels of the heart,” That Kindness: Nurses in Their Own Words is a soul-stirring portrait of kindness and activism amid crisis. In this most critical of election years, V lifts up the voices of intrepid nurses caring for patients without personal protective equipment—and calls on Americans to raise their own voices by getting out the vote.

Featuring performances by Ed Blunt, Connie Britton, Rosario Dawson, Stephanie Hsu, LaChanze, Liz Mikel, Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Porter, Dale Soules, Marisa Tomei, and Monique Wilson, with original music by Morley and company.

This is a free virtual event that is also raising money to support nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals. All donations made during the event go to The Brooklyn Hospital Center

With help from James Lecesne
Music by Morley
Animation by Alixa Garcia

Presented in cooperation with Abingdon Theatre Company, A.C.T. San Francisco, American Repertory Theater, Arena Stage, ArtsEmerson, Berkeley Rep, The Billie Holiday Theatre, Center Theatre Group, City Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, FringeArts, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Music Center, The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), New Harmony Project, Peak Performances at Montclair State University, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis, Seattle Rep, Second Stage Theater, Stanford Live, Theatre for a New Audience, Two River Theater, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, and Wilma Theater.

Season Sponsor:


Bloomberg Philanthropies


Leadership support for programming in the Howard Gilman Opera House and off-site programs provided by:


Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Leadership support for the BAM Hamm Archives and BAM Film, Community, and Education programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation


Leadership support for theater at BAM provided by The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; The SHS Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

That Kindness
Nurses Didn’t Sign Up for This (The New York Times)

“[That Kindness] slowly builds up from feel-good stories of nurses discovering their vocation to seething evocations of frustration and even fury,” writes The New York Times. “The cast includes Marisa Tomei, LaChanze and Rosie O’Donnell, among others, and everybody is terrific.”

That Kindness
New Play Honoring Nurses on Covid-19 Frontline (Forbes)

“I owe my life to nurses.” V spoke to Forbes about the personal and political inspirations for this piece. “Nurses give their lives to other people. They are not valued—we should cherish them and their work.”

BAM and Headcount are partnering to make sure you have the information you need to vote in the upcoming election on November 3. Learn about your options to vote by mail, vote early in person, or on election day—and make a plan to cast your ballot.

Charity Partner:


Bloomberg Philanthropies