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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    June 5, 2017
    Closing:
    June 24, 2017

    Theater: The Irondale Center / 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11217

    Synopsis: 
    Renowned 20th century African American artist "Uncle Jimmy" Clemens has died poor and alone. His widow, Edna Finn, has curated the definitive collection of his life's work - a radical retelling of Huckleberry Finn called "The Illuminated Twain" - which he left behind in pieces. Written by W. David Hancock in collaboration with visual artist Wardell Milan, Directed by Taibi Magar, and starring Mikeah Jennings and Anne O'Sullivan, MASTER exists between the language of theater and the silence of art as it confronts the inadequacy of our American stories head-on, and imagines a new freedom.
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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Master

    Master

    Jesse Green

    June 8, 2017:

    I was minding my own business, looking at the art, when a gray-haired stranger walked up to me. “Mark Twain actually spoke in this room,” she said, referring to the repurposed Sunday school auditorium at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where W. David Hancock’s play “Master” was about to start.

    “I wonder what he’d say about all this,” she continued. Now she pointed to the table of objects I was studying, some of which were purported to be relics of slavery. One, a horrific life-size sculpture called “Severed Black Hand,” was accompanied by a card describing it as the arm of one of the artist’s ancestors.

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