Review: APT portrays historical feminist writer virtually

Amongst the excitement and angst of the election, American Players Theatre (APT) provided the perfect distraction with Karen Zacarías’ play, “The Sins of Sor Juana”. Directed by Jake Penner and starring an all-LatinX cast, this Zoom-mediated play reading transcends the limitations of video conference calling. The chemistry emitted from the cast is palpable as they brilliantly utilize elements of comedy, romance, and tragedy to convey the plot of the story through its style of magical realism.

APT Preview: Nat Turner in Jerusalem

This past week, I was provided the opportunity to watch the American Players Theatre’s performance of Nathan Alan Davis’ play “Nat Turner in Jerusalem” directed by Gavin Lawrence. Mediated through Zoom with strategic use of sound effects and props, this play portrays the conversations between the leader of the largest slave rebellion in American history, Nat Turner, and attorney, Thomas Gray, the night before Nat Turner’s execution.

Preview: APT ponders the price of being an intellectual woman in ‘The Sins of Sor Juana’

As announced last week, American Players Theater has once again partnered with PBS Wisconsin to bring the second installment of their “Out of the Woods” series of play readings to a small screen near you. This series focuses on plays written by playwrights of color, and the readings include collaborations with artists and directors of color.