THE SCREENING ROOM: Find Out Secrets of Broadway's Tony-Winning Clybourne Park (Video)

By Michael Gioia
July 13, 2012

Clybourne Park, the 2012 Tony Award-winning Best Play, offers up the secrets of the neighborhood in a two-part pop-up video series. Playbill.com has an exclusive look.



Bruce Norris' play, directed by Tony nominee Pam MacKinnon, features Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse (succeeded by Sarah Goldberg beging July 17), Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood.

Here's how it's billed: Clybourne Park "is the wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification."

The Broadway team behind the Tony-winning play has created a pair of intriguing video clips featuring on-screen "pop-up" facts that illuminate the theatre-making process of the production, with insights from director MacKinnon. Learn more about the set, props, direction, costumes, dialogue, lighting and more.

Learn secrets from Act One:

Learn secrets from Act Two: