the American Repertory Theater's Production of The White Card
Written by Claudia Rankine
Directed by Diane Paulus
Dramaturgy P. Carl
At a dinner party thrown by an influential Manhattan couple for an up-and-coming artist, questions arise about what—and who—is actually on display. Claudia Rankine's 2014 New York Times best-selling book, Citizen: An American Lyric, unpacked the insidious ways in which racism manifests itself in everyday situations. Now, this world premiere play poses the question, «Can American society progress if whiteness stays invisible?»
The White Card will utilize non-traditional seating at the Emerson Paramount Center's Robert J. Orchard Stage. Patrons will be assigned specific seating locations at a later date.
«I write to provoke dialogue and to transform how we think about what it means to live and breathe in the world.»
— Claudia Rankine