May 21-June 13, 2015
Staged through a series of theatrical vignettes, The Shipment is in an irreverent look at African-American identity, challenging stereotypes in a not yet post-racial society. Using a veil of humor including politically-charged standup, sketch, short drama, music, and movement, director Young Jean Lee confronts that which makes her most uncomfortable and shines a subversive, engaging light on the racial filter through which we perceive the world.
One part murder mystery, one part ghost story, one part intimate drama: WALKING THE CITY OF SILENCE AND STONE is a site-specific audioplay that uses the entire city as its set piece. To be released in nine parts throughout the season, this world premiere will lead the audience from one end of Washington, D.C. to the other, peeling back the familiar skin of the District to show the strange world that lies just underneath.