Based in Chicago, Tanuja Jagernauth is an Indo-Caribbean playwright, dramaturg, and ceramic artist who believes in the necessity of creation during times of destruction. We talked with Tanuja a few months ago about her theatrical work, and we have her back on to discuss her work organizing the response of Chicago theaters to the Black Lives Matter movement, the coronavirus pandemic, and this moment in time. She will be working on a musical adaptation of FAUST with Prop Thtr with Olivia Lilley as the director. They start a workshop in July and the production will be in the spring of 2021. Be sure to be on the lookout!
Sarah – Her postponed Wedding
Tanuja – Google “racist statues Enya”
Sam – Netflix’s When They See Us
Tanuja’s Recommendations, References & Uplifts:
WASTED by Free Street Theater
“Victory Gardens Boards Windows Against Black Lives, Arts Community Protests Leadership” by Regina Victor
“It takes more than #OpenYourLobby to address racism in American theater” by Miranda Gonzalez
Brave Space Alliance
Chicago Freedom School
Let Us Breathe Collective
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