Confederates

Previews begin May 12, 2020; Opening May 2020 (Exact Date T/C); Limited Engagement through June 14, 2020 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St.)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Heath Schwartz / Imani Punch

Signature Theatre will present the world premiere of CONFEDERATES written by Residency 5 playwright Dominique Morisseau and directed by Kamilah Forbes.

Sarah, a savvy slave turned Union spy, and Sandra, a brilliant professor in a modern-day private university, are facing similar struggles, even though they live over a century apart. This New York premiere by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Dominique Morisseau, directed by Kamilah Forbes (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), leaps through time in order to trace the identities of these two Black American women and explore the reins that racial and gender bias still hold on American educational systems today.