Jazz at Center Stage – May 2017
Earlier tonight, a select group of YAAM members attended a World Premiere presentation of Toni Morrison’s Jazz at the Center Stage. Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley and beautifully directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the love story was told in a series of flashbacks, with each character of the love triangle given a chance to offer their distinct viewpoints.
Gavin Witt (’89 BA), Associate Artistic Director of Center Stage, gave an extremely informative pre-performance talk discussing the challenges of adapting a book into a 90-minute play and greatly assisting our understanding of this fine adaptation. A huge thank you to Gavin and to Center Stage for hosting us.