Pearl Makes A List
Join us weekly as our Distinguished Artist in Residence, Pearl Cleage, makes a list of 5 things, offering a little hope and little light at a time we may need it most.
Pearl Makes A List: July 6, 2020
July 6, 2020
Pearl Cleage is an Atlanta based writer, currently Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. Her new play Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous, had its world premiere as part of the theatre’s 50th anniversary season. Her other plays premiered at the Alliance include Pointing at the Moon, “What I Learned in Paris,” and Flyin’ West, and The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years (commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and Tell Me My Dream. Her book for children, co-authored with her husband, writer Zaron W. Burnett with illustrations by Radcliffe Bailey was a part of the Mayor’s Reading Club. Cleage is currently at work on Sit-In, a play for young audiences about the sit-in movement in conjunction with a national exhibition sponsored by Scholastic Books, starting at the High Museum this summer. Some of her other plays include Late Bus to Mecca, Bourbon at the Border and A Song for Coretta.