Feed Your Mind: RACE by David Mamet
Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 8pm
Sunday, September 29, 2013 @ 2pm
at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre
“Scapel-edged intelligence!”—New York Times
“High voltage!”—The Chicago Sun-Times
“Gripping, stimulating, and perversely enjoyable! Mamet's toughest, tautest,
and most compelling dialogue in years.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Award-winning playwright David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo) tackled one of America's most controversial topics in this provocative tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two high-profile lawyers—one black, one white—were asked to defend a wealthy white executive accused of raping an African-American woman. They unwillingly found themselves entangled in a complex case where dangerous truths were revealed and no punches were pulled, as each new piece of evidence unfolded in this explosive drama, presented in collaboration with Swimming Ophelia Ensemble and Pacific Science Center.
Directed by Suzanne M. Cohen, Feed Your Mind: RACE featured Maria Knox, Butch Stevenson, Lyam White and Jeremy Young.
Discussions for Feed Your Mind: RACE were held at Pacific Science Center
on Saturday, Oct 5 at 1:00pm and Sunday, Oct 6 at 1:00pm.
Mirror Stage gratefully acknowledges the support of
the Posner-Wallace Foundation and Humanities Washington.
Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright and two-time Oscar nominee, director, essayist, novelist, and poet, David Mamet has been a force in American theater since 1976. When his first staged plays, Sexual Perversity in Chicago and American Buffalo, opened in New York, Mamet won the OBIE Award for distinguished playwriting and American Buffalo was voted best play by the New York Drama Critics' Circle. In 1984, Glengarry Glen Ross won Mamet another New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, four Tony Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize; it also won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2005. Other plays include Edmond and The Cryptogram (both OBIE Award winners), as well as The Water Engine, Speed-the-Plow, Oleanna, Boston Marriage, November, and Race, among others. Mamet has won acclaim for numerous screenplays, including "The Verdict" and "Wag the Dog," "The Postman Always Rings Twice," and "The Untouchables." He has also written children's plays and books, numerous volumes of essays, and a book of poems, and is the creator and writer of the television series "The Unit." Mamet has taught acting at Goddard College, the University of Chicago, Yale School of Drama, and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where, with William H. Macy, he established the Atlantic Theater Company in 1985.