Tuesday, June 16, 2020

McCARTER@HOME: Juneteenth, Virtual Pride, Joyce Carol Oates, and more


Princeton Juneteenth
Block Party

A Day of Celebration, Remembrance, and Activism

Celebrate the cultural achievements of Black Americans and commend the efforts of activists for the Black Lives Matter movement. Come gather in community to dance, sing, and listen to Black artists, speakers, and activists, while also learning how to take action locally in your own communities. LEARN MORE

FRIDAY, JUNE 19 at 7:30PM
McCarter LIVE:
In conversation with
Joyce Carol Oates

Prolific and celebrated author of novels, short stories, essays, poems, and plays Joyce Carol Oates (Them; Black Water; Blonde; Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories; The Perfectionist) joins Emily Mann for a moderated conversation that will touch upon their long friendship, influence on one another, and lifetime achievements. REGISTER

Virtual Pride '20
NJ & Beyond!

The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in Princeton is hosting this online event in celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community, recognizing how far we've come and how far we have yet to go. Join the all-inclusive festivities as they broadcast live from their Facebook pageRSVP

The Artist Speaks:
Rudresh Mahanthappa

We caught up with alto saxophonist, composer, and educator Rudresh Mahanthappa, who is the Director of Jazz at Princeton University and made his McCarter debut in 2018. Hailed by Pitchfork as "jaw-dropping…one of the finest saxophonists going," he has over a dozen albums to his credit.

His newest album, Hero Trio with François Moutin on bass and Rudy Royston on drum, will be released this Friday! READ MORE

Craft of Directing:
Kimille Howard & Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Former McCarter Literary/Directing Apprentice Kimille Howard leads a conversation for New York Theatre Workshop with acclaimed director Ruben Santiago-Hudson (whose past McCarter credits include Lackawanna Blues and Gem of the Ocean) on the craft of directing as a multifaceted artist and specifically his role in lifting up the voices of Black directors and Black theater artists.  WATCH NOW

#BlackLivesMatter: Art That Moves Us

Two weeks ago, we shared a list of several powerful works and artists that have moved us with their Black Lives Matter messages. We invite you to watch, listen and join in the discussion. EXPLORE


Save The Date

Online Summer Classes

July classes for all ages are on sale now!

Reserve your spot today before registration fills up.


Watch as McCarter’s Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann leads a group of 10 writers in exploring the current state of our world through documentary scene writing.

Auditing spots for upcoming sessions (June 23 & 30) are available now!


Support McCarter

We have a vital role for you to play. Please consider making a donation to help us support our educators, artists, staff, theatres, and—especially in this moment—our technology systems and network!

Your support will make it possible for us to continue our online education classes and will fuel our free McCarter@HOME programs.


McCarter in the News

Stream ON! Presents 10-Minute Plays Livestreamed on June 19th
—New Jersey Stage

What Gloria Steinem Taught Us (Featuring Christine Lahti and Emily Mann)
Podcast episode of Rumble With Michael Moore

Missed last week's highlights? Visit The Vault to watch past interviews, performances, virtual events, and more.