Composer Elizabeth Swados will be on-hand at the Castillo Theatre for a post-play discussion on company's Crown Heights, Nov. 22. Crown Heights, written by Dan Friedman, Jacqueline Salit, and Fred Newman, explores the infamous 1991 race riot between members of the black and Jewish communities in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Swados started her career as a resident artist at La MaMa, winning her first Obie at age 21 for setting Andei Serban's production of Medea to ethnic music. Her other works include Crow, Jerusalem, Runaways, The Red Sneaks, The Haggadah, Rap Master Ronnie and Nightclub Cantata. Last season Swados directed and composed Missionaries, which was produced at BAM.
The post-play discussion for Crown Heights with Swados and playwright Newman, takes place on Nov. 22. For tickets ($5) or more information, call (212) 941-1234.
-- By Sean McGrath