Lessons in Survival: 1971

Name: Vineyard Theatre
Address: 108 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: May 31, 2022
Opening date: June 9, 2022
Closing date: June 30, 2022
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
In 1971, 28-year-old poet Nikki Giovanni interviewed renowned novelist James Baldwin, 47, on America’s first “Black Tonight Show,” SOUL! Fifty years later, Lessons in Survival: 1971 reintroduces their candid, provocative dialogue on race and liberation in America to our present moment.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Vineyard Theatre Producer
The Commissary Co-Creator
Daniel Kluger Composer
Daniel Kluger Original Music
Marin Ireland Co-Conceiver
Peter Mark Kendall Co-Conceiver
Tyler Thomas Co-Conceiver
Reggie D. White Co-Conceiver
Tyler Thomas Director
You-Shin Chen Set Designer
Mika Eubanks Costume Designer
Amith Chandrashaker Lighting Designer
Lee Kinney Sound Designer
Josiah Davis Projections
Rachel A. Zucker Production Stage Manager
Matthew Glasner Casting Director

Actor Role
Carl Clemons-Hopkins James Baldwin
Crystal A. Dickinson Nikki Giovanni
Replacement Credits

Actor Role
Reggie D. White1 James Baldwin

1Reggie D. White steps into James Baldwin role from June 15 through June 19.