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 […]

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 […]

The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson

The following post was written by Treasure Island Assistant Director and Dramaturg Rebecca Fredrickson. Robert Louis Stevenson (henceforward referred to as RLS) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850. He declared that he would be a writer at age 6, before he was even able to perform the act of writing. However, his father’s […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Raymond Carver

  Raymond’s Carver reputation as a writer in the 1980s was rivaled by his reputation as a recovering alcoholic. The public eye fixed on his near-miraculous recovery and continued sobriety throughout the final decade of his life. Today he is considered one of the most important and influential short story writers of the 20th century. […]