As we began production work on The Firestorm, we found ourselves revisiting our college curriculum on social justice, race relationships in America, and searching for writings about white privilege. If this is a play about a marriage, why start there?
The answer is simple: Because Playwright Meridith Friedman has set up the promise of the play quite early questioning the reasons Patrick and Gaby chose each other, both known or unknown. As you prepare to go into The Firestorm, take a read at these two pieces.
“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh
“What Goes Through Your Mind: On Nice Parties and Casual Racism” by Nicole Chung
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