Stoop Stories

Local Premiere



STARTS SEP 3, 2021


NOW PLAYING THROUGH OCT 3

By Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Elizabeth Carter

Filmed Production
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HOW TO WATCH Stoop Stories

Members will receive an email the day before your ticketed date with a Stoop Stories login link and will be available to watch at any time between Noon of your ticketed date until Midnight the following day.

Simply click on the link and sign in!

Alternatively, you may access your performance directly by signing in. Here’s how:

Step 1: Go to the Aurora Theatre ticket page: tickets.auroratheatre.org

Step 2: Click on the “Login” tab in the top right corner.

Step 3: Enter your email address and password 

-OR- Click on the ‘Forgot My Password’ to reset or create your password.

Step 4: Click on the "View Live Tickets" button.

Step 5: Sit back and enjoy the show!

 

View the Stoop Stories Program here:


Combining heightened prose, poetry, and music playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith crafts a solo show with the rhythm and punch of big band jazz. From a stoop in Harlem, audiences meet the diversity of voices that populate the narrator’s NYC neighborhood. The variety of characters are drawn from Orlandersmith’s personal life and limitless imagination. She introduces us to an elderly Polish Holocaust survivor who has a chance meeting with Billie Holiday, a young poet struggling with addiction, a teenage Puerto Rican immersed in counter culture, a washed-up rock star, and a seventy-year-old New Yorker on a pilgrimage to the West Village to see Nina Simone. Aurora presents a new production of this compelling play with a local actor and team.

“Orlandersmith is one of a generation of gifted solo performers — among them Anna Deavere Smith, Danny Hoch, Sarah Jones and Heather Raffo — who demolished the fourth wall of American middle-class theater."
— Charlotte Stoudt, Los Angeles Times



Aurora is known for its intimacy because of our thrust stage. And because of that intimacy -- combined with the limitations of Actor's Equity Association's guidelines for COVID-19 safety -- we were forced to make the decision to present Stoop Stories as a filmed production.



Stoop Stories Post-Show Conversations

Sunday, September 19 at 4pm PDT
Saturday, September 25 at 12pm PDT
Friday, October 1 at 5pm PDT

Please join us for a discussion of Aurora's production of Stoop Stories by Dael Orlandersmith. Participants are welcome to join any and or all discussions prior to or following a viewing of the play. Discussion host, Dawn Monique Williams, may be joined by the actor, director, community members, and or local storytellers.

Combining heightened prose, poetry, and music playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith crafts a solo show with the rhythm and punch of big band jazz. From a stoop in Harlem, audiences meet the diversity of voices that populate the narrator’s NYC neighborhood. The variety of characters are drawn from Orlandersmith’s personal life and limitless imagination. She introduces us to an elderly Polish Holocaust survivor who has a chance meeting with Billie Holiday, a young poet struggling with addiction, a teenage Puerto Rican immersed in counter-culture, a washed-up rock star, and a seventy-year-old New Yorker on a pilgrimage to the West Village to see Nina Simone. Aurora presents a new production of this compelling play with a local actor and team.

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