Directed by Ben Goldberg
“Since the 1970s, the story of American theater has been one of division and gentrification, the rise of the (often white-led) nonprofit theater, and the ascendancy of the trained and professionalized playwright, who, whatever her original background, has been moved up several social rungs via an MFA. Of course, beautiful and important and diverse work can and does come out of those structures. But these structures also insulate a person from contact or conflict with the police. The academy teaches craft and discipline, but it also relocates and recastes people, ensuring ignorance of certain kinds of labor, certain lives-as-they’re-lived. So. We wind up with an avalanche of American plays about the ivory tower — but fewer than a dozen about the beat…..And for the most part, Americans of a certain type — the same type that goes to the theater — haven’t wanted to think about the police.”
Join Lobby Hero in supporting
In an effort to support the Stop Cop City movement, Bubble Theatre is producing Kenneth Lonergan’s 2001 play Lobby Hero. The play is about policing, ethics, and the idea that having a badge doesn’t make you the good guy.