The cast of Crowns. In an interview with the Arts Paper and the Inner City News earlier this year, playwright Regina Taylor said of the work: "I do find this piece defiant. I do find this piece political. You have an African-American woman at the center of it, and she is being questioned. I see myself as being questioned from the moment that I took my first breath. Sometimes just being is a statement of defiance. Being in this mind and being in this body. Where you stand ... it is a defiant act to breathe, to be, to have your own mind. It is political. " T. Charles Erickson Photo.
Netta: “So what I notice, especially in the music scene, sometimes everybody leaves Connecticut. And it shouldn’t be like that. I want to bring pride back to being from here. We did this here. This is just for you and I. This is for us.” Lucy Gellman Photos.
Max Wolkowitz and George Guidall. T. Charles Erickson Photo.
Pastor Juhye Hahn at Sunday night's prayer vigil for Marco Antonio Reyes Alvarez. Lucy Gellman photo.