Friday, May 3, 2013

Two Minutes with Ain Gordon: Personal Revolution

Nadine Patterson and Ain Gordon  creators of "If She Stood"
Photo by P. Sumpter
Playwright Ain Gordon rests on history, but he's not leaning on it. He said that position made writing "If She Stood" than his previous work, "In This Place."
The latter production was commissioned by Lexington, Ky., and revolved around an unmarked house in the city's historic district. Gordon found the house was the first structure built by a free Black man. So he told the story, not of the man, but of his wife. In "If She Stood," Gordon says he's not as concerned with the public record. In this short clip, he talks about his fascination with the interior lives of women whose dedication took them into the public sphere in an era when society conspired to keep women silent and hidden.

Spend two minutes with Ain Gordon while he discusses:
Re-Marking on History
Where History Stops
Where Drama Starts

This blog explores issues raised by "If She Stood," a play by Ain Gordon and Nadine Patterson for the Place Philadelphia project. Please subscribe to receive posts in your email.
"If She Stood" will run for three more performances:

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Sunday May 5, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now - BUY HERE.


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