Black Life: Mai Sennaar’s The Arsonist

Performing Arts - Theater | May 12 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mai Sennaar presents her new theatrical production The Arsonist, the fictional story of a white visual artist and her estranged biracial son, integrating fire science, movement, visual projections, and live music to explore the personal implications of social and political theories surrounding justice in America today. With projections by visual artist Sam Vernon and music by Diana Wharton, a founding member of Sweet Honey in the Rock and composer for Ntozake Shange’s Broadway hit For Colored Girls; actress Rosanne Rubino stars.

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