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Book-It Repertory Theatre

Creating Magic

A note about the author from our dramaturg As a dramaturg, the forces and elements that shape a work’s creation fascinate me. Like the geological forces that have shaped the earth’s landscape and topography, there’s a story behind every story. Even with a work of fantasy fiction, where an imaginary world of magic is conjured up, […]

The Great Depression in the Jim Crow South

Most of us have heard stories about the Great Depression from parents and grandparents who grew up during that troubled time in our nation’s history. But what we may not know is that the Great Depression, which seems like such a great equalizer, affected different communities in very different ways. In segregated, Southern black communities […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]