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Book-It Repertory Theatre

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 […]

Book-It Wants YOU To Volunteer

What’s more fun than seeing a show at Book-It? Volunteering for one! When you volunteer for Book-It you get to be part of the action and experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into each production.* Oh, and did we mention that you get to see the show for free? Cause you do. You’re probably thinking, “That […]

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 […]