The White Card
A.R.T. Season
February 24 - March 25, 2018
Claudia Rankine

Written by Claudia Rankine
Directed by Diane Paulus

Co-produced by ArtsEmerson and A.R.T.
Performing
the Emerson Paramount Center’s Robert J. Orchard Stage

At a dinner party thrown by an influential Manhattan couple for an up-and-coming artist, questions arise about what—and who—is actually on display. Claudia Rankine’s 2014 New York Times best-selling book, Citizen, unpacked the insidious ways in which racism manifests itself in everyday situations. Now, this world-premiere play poses the question, “Can American society progress if whiteness stays invisible?” The White Card is commissioned by ArtsEmerson, Boston, MA, in association with American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA, and The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, CA.

The White Card will utilize non-traditional seating at the Emerson Paramount Center’s Robert J. Orchard Stage. Patrons will be assigned specific seating locations at a later date.

Press Releases

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces dates of accessible programming in the 2017/18 Season. American Sign Language (ASL)-interpreted, open-captioned, audio-described, and sensory-friendly performances will be offered.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is pleased to announce its 2017/18 Season including Burn All Night, WARHOLCAPOTE, Sense and Sensibility, HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True, The White Card, and Jagged Little Pill.

Read Claudia's piece, "Was Charlottesville the Exception or the Rule?" in The New York Times Magazine.

 

ArtsEmerson and American Repertory Theater invite individuals and groups from Boston, Cambridge, and beyond to join us in a dynamic project exploring the construction of race and identity in America through Claudia Rankine's 2014 New York Times bestselling book of poetry Citizen: An American Lyric. Click here to read more about Citizen Read.

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Ticket prices

On sale now to members and subscribers. On sale to the public on January 17.

Age Appropriateness

Recommended for grades 9+