I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
Adapted by Myra Platt
Directed by Malika Oyetimein
Premiered at Book-It in 2003
Adapted from Maya Angelou’s masterpiece and directed by Malika Oyetimein, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings chronicles Angelou’s experiences from age three through the birth of her son. Despite wrenching childhood trauma and racism, she finds her voice, rises above it, and learns to use her identity as a source of strength.