Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

Pulitzer Prize Winner Toni Morrison's debut novel, The Bluest Eye (which turns fifty this year), comes to Aurora in a stunning adaptation by playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Stick FlySmart People). Pecola Breedlove is obsessed with Shirley Temple and a desire to have blue eyes. Claudia, another young girl and one of Pecola’s only friends, guides us through this hauntingly lyrical memory play. Diamond expertly translates to the stage the emotional depths of Black girlhood, the poisonous effects of racism, and the heartbreak of shame in Morrison's work. Celebrated for a “profound and unrelenting vision,” (The New Yorker) Morrison sets The Bluest Eye in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio, and places three young Black girls—Claudia, Pecola, and Frieda—center stage as they strive to make sense of love, sisterhood, abuse, and hate.

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Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE
An Aurora Audio Drama

Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Dawn Monique Williams
April 9 - May 21, 2021

Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison’s debut novel, THE BLUEST EYE (which turns fifty this year), comes to Aurora in a stunning adaptation by playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly, Smart People). Pecola Breedlove is obsessed with Shirley Temple and a desire to have blue eyes. Claudia, another young girl and one of Pecola’s only friends, guides us through this hauntingly lyrical memory play. Diamond expertly translates to the stage the emotional depths of Black girlhood, the poisonous effects of racism, and the heartbreak of shame in Morrison’s work. Celebrated for a “profound and unrelenting vision,” (The New Yorker) Morrison sets THE BLUEST EYE in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio, and places three young Black girls—Claudia, Pecola, and Frieda—center stage as they strive to make sense of love, sisterhood, abuse, and hate.

“POIGNANT AND POETIC DRAMA.”
— Minneapolis Star-Tribune

More Info: auroratheatre.org/thebluesteye

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Aurora Connects Season 3 Episode 2: Confronting and Dismantling Oppression (CDO) in Bay Area Theatre

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AURORA CONNECTS Season 3 Episode 2: Confronting and Dismantling Oppression (CDO) in Bay Area Theatre
This week on Aurora Connects, Josh and Dawn are joined by Ely Sonny Orquiza, Director of New Works and Development at Gritty City Repertory and creator of the BIPOC Living Doc; Z Space Patron & Community Engagement Manager Jordan Battle; and Rose Oser, Associate AD at Z Space. We'll learn more about the BIPOC Living Doc from Ely, including what led him to create the document and what has happened with the document since then. We'll also discuss trends in CDO work in the Bay Area theatre community, what people are doing individually and at institutions, what folks want to see, and what lessons are being taught and learned.

AURORA CONNECTS Season 3 Episode 2: Confronting and Dismantling Oppression (CDO) in Bay Area Theatre

This week on Aurora Connects, Josh and Dawn are joined by Ely Sonny Orquiza, Director of New Works and Development at Gritty City Repertory and creator of the BIPOC Living Doc; Z Space Patron & Community Engagement Manager Jordan Battle; and Rose Oser, Associate AD at Z Space. We'll learn more about the BIPOC Living Doc from Ely, including what led him to create the document and what has happened with the document since then. We'll also discuss trends in CDO work in the Bay Area theatre community, what people are doing individually and at institutions, what folks want to see, and what lessons are being taught and learned.

Join us on our new day and time, Thursday at 5 p.m.!

WATCH: http://bit.ly/AuroraConnectsS3E2

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