Rites and Reason Theatre presents its first digital production–Songs of a Caged Bird, a new play by Christopher Lindsay MFA’21. This work tells the story of Lee Berry, a member of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. As part of the New York 21, Berry and 20 other party members were charged with conspiracy to commit crimes across New York City and jailed. Amid the pain of incarceration, his failing health, and the erosion of hope, Berry finds a way through.
The work will stream on-demand on our virtual theatrespace beginning Thursday, October 22 at 7PM. Join us again on Sunday, October 25 at 3PM for a live Folkthought conversation with our cast, crew, and the people who inspired the work.