DIXON PLACE PRESENTS
The Unwritten Law
The World Premiere Theatrical Performance by
Drama Desk Award Winner Chesney Snow and Rebecca Arends
September 5th – September 29th, 2018
American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland
A Powerful One Woman Show: Fusing Theater and Visual Design to Tell the Poignant Stories of Baker and Bland
Performed by Connie Winston and Directed by Rhonda “Passion” Hansome
October 4th – October 20th, 2018
Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding Director) will present two new productions that continue the non-profit’s commitment to supporting its creative process by bringing to stage original works of theater at all stages of development and articulating diverse narrative through the arts. This fall the Bessie and Obie Award-winning institution will present two new works that speak to personal experiences and political perspectives in the African American community. Presentations will include the September 2018 world premiere of The Unwritten Law co-created by world-famous beatboxer and Drama Desk Award recipient Chesney Snow and director, choreographer, performer and educator, Rebecca Arends. In October 2018, writer and performer Connie Winston will tell the profound stories of Lena Baker and Sandra Bland in the world premiere of the one woman play American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland.
American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland, will open Friday, October 5th, 2018. Written and performed by Connie Winston, and directed by Rhonda “Passion” Hansome, this poignant visceral theatrical experience combines the two stories, Lena Baker and Sandra Bland. After a one-day trial in 1945, an all-white male jury deliberates for under an hour and sentences Lena Baker to death for killing her abusive lover. Three days after being pulled over by a Texas State Trooper in 2015 for not using a turn signal, Sandra Bland was found dead in a Waller County jail cell. American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland articulates how little has changed in the relationship between Black women and the United States justice system during the 60 years between the deaths of Lena and Sandra. This unapologetic personal accounting bares new awareness of timeworn atrocities. The production will preview on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 and will run on Fridays and Saturdays through October 20th at 7:30pm.
Tickets for The Unwritten Law are on sale now at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street) in
Manhattan. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, and $18 for students and seniors. Group
rates are available. For tickets and further information please visit www.dixonplace.org or call
866-811-4111 for tickets.
Tickets for American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland are on sale now at Dixon Place (161A
Chrystie Street) in Manhattan.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 at the door, and $15 for students
and seniors. Group rates are available. For tickets and further information please visit
www.dixonplace.org or call 866-811-4111 for tickets