by ANU YADAV
developed & directed BY
co-produced with DOG & PONY DC
based on the housing struggle of Friends and Residents of Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg
October 20-23, 2015
From the writer and performer of the 2013 sold-out hit, Meena's Dream, 'Capers is a stirring blend of theater, documentary and activism. This one-woman show is based on the stories of families at DC's Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing projects - nicknamed 'Capers - who protested the government-funded demolition of their neighborhood. 'Capers toured nationally, was included as part of high school and university course curriculum, and featured in the documentary Chocolate City. Returning to the piece after over 10 years, 'Capers looks at how a changing city affects the lives of those within it.
Tuesday, October 20: Press Night
Friday, October 23: This performance and post-performance discussion will be ASL and Spoken English interpreted
An OpenForum discussion will follow all performances
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
ANU YADAV (Playwright/Performer) has performed nationally and internationally, at venues such as the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Imagination Stage, African Continuum Theatre, Studio Safdar in Delhi and the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Beijing. She was featured in the award-winning documentaries Walk with Me and Chocolate City as well as The Washington Post, Washington City Paper and other publications. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Performance from University of Maryland, College Park and is a Forum Ensemble Member.
PATRICK CROWLEY (Director) Patrick Crowley is an award-winning director and playwright with an emphasis on developing new work. Past credits include world premieres of In Pursuit of Me, by Grammy-nominated Christylez Bacon; The Bridge of Bodies, by Kathleen Gonzalez; 'Capers, by Anu Yadav and Hip Hop Anansi, by Eisa Davis. The past two summers he has devised original plays with teenagers in Rwanda through the International Theatre and Literacy Project. 2007 DC Mayor’s Art Award: Outstanding Emerging Artist. Education: MA in Applied Theatre, CUNY SPS.