Liberation. Peace. Love. Self-Defense. Oakland in 1967 was a powder keg of social activism ready to boil over into radical action. For patrons of Miss Trish’s bar, it’s all just talking points — until the full, seductive and explosive force of the revolution walks through the door. Tori is a 2017-18 Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow in Minneapolis and the Kennedy Center’s 2016 Paula Vogel Playwright. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama, THIS LAND WAS MADE marks her New York debut.
Special Panel Discussion
with Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York
Throughout his life, Hawk has engaged in protests and activities to combat injustice. Over the past few years, he has worked tirelessly leading protests and seeking justice for the families of those slain by overzealous police officers. He is the founder of Black Lives Matter Greater NY, and has not only helped victims of police brutality, but works with members of LGBT community, victims of human trafficking, the mental health community, founded Black Lives Caucus, lectured students and expanded BLM Greater NY to multiple New York City charter schools.
What is a Developmental Lab?
Vineyard’s Developmental Labs allow a playwright and director to explore a work-in-progress on its feet, in collaboration with a full creative team and including staging and design elements.
Listen to Tori Sampson and Whitney White discuss their collaboration with The Vineyard and each other on THIS LAND WAS MADE.
This production is made possible with support from Time Warner and the Miranda Family Fund of the Hispanic Federation.
TOP PHOTO: Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow Tori Sampson. Photo by HollenderX2.