Friday, December 19, 2014

AMERICAN THEATRE on Catherine Filloux’s Selma ’65

14 Theatrical Plans to Change the World

TCG's invaluable American Theatre magazine just published a feature entitled, 14 Theatrical Plans to Change the World, by Mark Blankenship and Stephanie Coen, which looks at artists and companies who put social and political issues at the forefront of their work.   The list included Catherine Filloux whose Selma ’65 recently premiered at The First Floor Theatre at La MaMa.

It makes sense, then, that Filloux’s latest activist-minded drama will tour the United States this year, asking Americans to confront a problem that threatens to poison our democracy all over again. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2013 invalidation of part of the Voting Rights Act, she’s written Selma ’65, which resurrects the legacy of Viola Luzzio, a largely forgotten civil rights activist who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan shortly after the Selma voting march.

You may read the full article HERE.