Grey Rock was greeted with incredible outpourings of love and appreciation from audiences in NY (Under the Radar/Public Theatre), Minneapolis (Guthrie Theatre), DC (The Kennedy Center) and Philadelphia (TheKimmel Center). We connected in lovely ways to many people along the way: an audience member invited the company for dinner at his World Street Kitchen in Minneapolis; Terry Weber and his wife Dinky hosted everyone for a home-cooked meal in NY; there were toasts in every city from individuals who truly wanted to thank us for creating the show and bringing it to their city.
We also had the great fortune to connect with students throughout;
at a high school student matinee in Minneapolis,
a visit to Georgetown University’s Lab for Global Performance & Politics to meet with undergraduates who had seen the show,
talk-backs with students from Swarthmore and TempleUniversities in Philadelphia.
Connecting with young people is an important goal for RTP and being able to do this throughout the tour was great.
In addition to the outpouring of love from our audiences, here is what the press had to say:
New York Times : “The focus is deliberately shifted from victimization to perseverance, as the ordinariness, and occasional extraordinariness, of daily life continues no matter the circumstance” and hailed Khalifa Natour’s Yusef, “ a gentle martyr of the imagination.”
'Defying Time and Reality': A Conversation on Palestinian Art and Performance
A conversation with theater director and playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi (Remote Theater Project: Palestine), and poet and playwright Nathalie Handal (NYU Tisch). Location: 255 Sullivan St., NYC Free and open to all