Public Theater to Host Discussion with Tarell Alvin McCraney and Kwame Kwei-Armah
27 Feb 2014
Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose production of Antony and Cleopatra currently plays the Public Theater, will sit with director Kwame Kwei-Armah for a free March 8 discussion to be held at Joe's Pub.
Presented as part of The Artists Exchange, the free 12 PM event will center on "McCraney’s creative process in directing Antony and Cleopatra, Kwei-Armah's experience as a British artist working in the United States, and the state of transatlantic collaboration as a whole."
It is presented by the Public Theater and the British Council. The event will also be live-streamed via howlround.tv.
Antony and Cleopatra, directed and edited by McCraney, will officially open March 5 at the Public Theater. Jonathan Cake and Joaquina Kalukango star in the staging that features a cast of U.K. and American actors.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.