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Anspacher Theater

March 5 - April 21

World Premiere

Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Oskar Eustis

Following her critically-acclaimed trilogy FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/UnderdogIn The Blood) returns with a world premiere play about race, friendship, and our rapidly unraveling social contract.

Long-time friends and lovers Leo, Misha, Ralph, and Dawn are educated, progressive, cosmopolitan, and woke. But when a racially motivated incident with the cops leaves Leo shaken, he decides extreme measures must be taken for self-preservation.

The Public’s Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis (Julius Caesar, Public Works Twelfth Night), directs this fierce new drama about what happens when the unspoken and the unspeakable come head-to-head.

Daveed Diggs

Daveed Diggs

Sheria Irving

Sheria Irving

Thomas Sadoski

Thomas Sadoski

Zoë Winters

Zoë Winters

Additional support for WHITE NOISE provided by an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation

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Scenic Design Clint Ramos
Costume Design Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design Xavier Pierce
Sound Design Dan Moses Schreier
Projection Design Lucy Mackinnon

Production Stage Manager Buzz Cohen
Stage Manager Jereme Kyle Lewis

Production may include smoke and open flame. As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Season 2018-2019

White Noise

In the play, Misha’s YouTube show “Ask A Black” reminds us of this quintessential Chappelle’s Show sketch “Ask a Black Dude” – here’s the ‘walking’ segment, if you’ve never seen it (or if you just want a laugh).

13 January

#chappelle's show #ask a black dude #white noise #comedy #digiturgy


White Noise

Okay but… what does white noise actually sound like? Other than, you know, ‘white noise’? Here’s a white noise machine (3 hours of it, in case you really want to do a deep-dive) to explain it once and for all)

(This version has “holes open” which means… something, and so presumably there might be other white noise sounds out there and we encourage you to experiment with your own, should you be in the market for such a device.)

12 January

#white noise #white noise machine #digiturgy

Background Image Photo Credit: Joseph Augstein

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