As part of their landmark partnership, the five Generation Now theatres (Latino Theater Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Native Voices at the Autry, Penumbra, and Children’s Theatre Company) have awarded their first round of commissions to four incredible projects. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Generation Now brings together five nationally ranked theaters to commission and develop new works for multigenerational audiences by both established and emerging BIPOC artists.
About the Work:
Meet Kate — she’s just turned 12, just started middle school and just can’t quite seem to talk to anyone. When Kate meets Paul — a local daily-newspaper-comic strip-artist — the two develop a friendship that helps them both figure out how to speak their truths. Through live-drawing, digital projection and a frame-by-frame view of what it’s like to develop comic strip art, the play delves into the ways in which graphic art can help us not only to capture what our lives are like, but who we are meant to be.
This work is developed thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation.