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That Kindness
Theater That Kindness: Nurses in Their Own Words


Oct 15—Nov 3, 2020
Running Time: 70min

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

V (formerly Eve Ensler) spotlights the nurses on the frontlines in this new virtual play.

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

The performance premieres on October 15 at 7pm, and remains accessible to stream through October 19 at 7pm. Access the event on YouTube here.

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.


Performances today: 12AM

Extended! The performance remains available to stream through November 3 at 9pm EST

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