Citizen: An American Lyric
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs
Directed by Whitney White
After having Rankine as a forceful presence on our campus as the Durst Lecturer in 16-17, many will be familiar with her CITIZEN, an intensely provocative and unapologetic rumination on racial aggression in America. From the shooting of Trayvon Martin, to the tennis career of Serena Williams, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Citizen powerfully explores life in the face of unrelenting and pervasive acts of injustice, whether they are political affronts on the global stage or passing slurs at the local supermarket.