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Book-It Repertory Theatre

A Letter to the Cast of Welcome to Braggsville

We all want to be the hero in our stories. And often we believe that we are. Wrong that is done to us has been done by bad/evil people. If we hurt someone, it was simply a mistake; we aren’t really that “kind” of person. Politicians and celebrities make these types of confessions all the […]

Liberalism and Protest at UC Berkeley – A History

When good ol’ boy D’aron Davenport from ‘Welcome to Braggsville’ lets it slip that his hometown in Georgia hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, his new friends at UC Berkeley plan to stage a protest in the form of a “performative intervention.” Dramaturg Rebecca Fredrickson dives into the history of liberalism and protest at UC Berkeley. […]

Performative Intervention as Art

When good ol’ boy D’aron Davenport from Welcome to Braggsville lets it slip that his hometown in Georgia hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, his new friends at UC Berkeley plan to stage a protest in the form of a “performative intervention.” Dramaturg Rebecca Fredrickson explores the concept of performative intervention. Performative intervention is a concept […]

Resources for Welcome To Braggsville

Check out the resources below to dive deeper into the topics of Welcome to Braggsville. Panel Discussion Panel discussion on June 11, 2017 Blog Posts Letter from Co-Adapter Daemond Arrindell Liberalism and Protest at UC Berkeley – A History Performative Intervention as Art Interviews with the Author PBS with Tavis Smiley Interview with T. Geronimo Johnson in […]

Meet the Co-Adapter of Welcome to Braggsville

Literary and Artistic Intern Rebecca Fredrickson spoke with Co-Adapter Daemond Arrindell about poetry and point of view in his work on Welcome to Braggsville. RF: Book-It doesn’t normally add to the texts of the books it adapts with substantial pieces of new writing. What about this story in particular made it important to write new […]