New Play by AW75 Presenter Pearl Cleage Featured in Atlanta Magazine

March 18, 2019 – “Carving a space for fully realized female characters in the theater canon is an uphill battle. According to the Theater Communications Group, only 20 percent of plays performed on American stages are written by women. Also, many productions depict women as long-suffering wives, mothers, or widows who live in agony for the love of a man.

Pearl Cleage

Changing this perception and giving women the opportunity to tell their own stories is what connects two generations of artists in Pearl Cleage’s new play, Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous, running March 20 to April 14 at Alliance Theatre. However, these two groups have conflicting ideas of how to change the narrative—and Cleage has fun with them (and the audience) while they try to figure it out.”

Read more in this article by Kelundra Smith for Atlanta magazine.

Cleage will join other esteemed writers and artists at the Alice Walker 75 event on July 13, 2019, in Eatonton, Ga.