Revisiting the Melting Pot: Immigrant Perspectives in "The Jamaican Wash Project"
Posted by Selena Chau, A.C.T. Web Development Fellow L to R: Darryl V. Jones, Kehinde Koyejo, Carl Lumbly, Halili Knox, Britney Frazier, Bert van Aalsburg, Edris Cooper-Anifowshe, Philip Kan Gotanda, Awele Makeba, and Steven Anthony Jones. Photo by Diane Takei Gotanda. Learn more about upcoming performances at A.C.T.'s The Costume Shop In January, as part of A.C.T.’s ongoing activation of San Francisco’s thriving Central Market arts corridor, A.C.T.’s Costume Shop theater hosted The Jamaican Wash Project , a staged reading of a new play about the failing marriage of two immigrants with previously compatible traditional values—and the opposing marital advice offered by their two adult daughters. The project united two longtime A.C.T. collaborators and Bay Area residents: playwright Philip Kan Gotanda and A.C.T. Associate Artist Steven Anthony Jones. Jones, a former A.C.T. core acting company member and current artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (LHT), directe