World Premiere

MacArthur Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Premiere Residency culminates with his self-directed world premiere GrassJacobs-Jenkins - whose previous Signature productions include Appropriate and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Everybody - is currently creating a television series based on Octavia Butler's seminal classic, Kindred, for FX. 

A nightmare eviction leaves an out-of-work actor with nowhere to go but his father's house on an island in southeast Texas. But in order to get there - and not get shot - he's going to have to let his mother drive. Hilarity ensues. Or doesn't. In either case, History narrates. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins culminates his Signature residency as playwright and director of this new play. 

05.16.23 - 06.25.23
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

“One of this country's most original and unsettling dramatists.”

The New York Times 

“Draws from a range of contemporary and historical theatrical genres to engage frankly with complicated issues around identity, family, class and race.”

– MacArthur Foundation 

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