Music director Rona Siddiqui and music coordinator Tomoko Akaboshi discuss their integral roles both in bringing ‘A Strange Loop’ to life and opening doors to underrepresented artists.
Most of my plays end with a question. In a way, this is an admission of guilt. It is me, the playwright, admitting that I do not have the answers to the questions I pose.
The satiric edge of the play and its politics are a touch more forward, but tonally, the play never sits still.
The Nahargarh Fort rests on a ridge overlooking the city of Jaipur, India. It was erected in the 18th century with a dual purpose: a retreat for the maharaja and a defense structure with sweeping views. But when Jaclyn Backhaus visited, on a family trip in 2007, she was struck by the view from within.
When the universe of arts and letters has been systematically skewed in favor of male voices — male perspectives on work, domesticity, strength, weakness, psychology itself — the sense that these perspectives are subjective gets distorted, and increasingly the male experience begins to be assumed as the universal one.
Artistic Director Tim Sanford interviews Michael R. Jackson about his journey to A Strange Loop!
What are people saying about ‘A Strange Loop’?
Michael R. Jackson curates a playlist of his musical influences. From Liz Phair to Stephen Sondheim, hit shuffle to channel much more than just your “inner white girl”!