Synopsis

Over 50 years have passed since Travis and his parents became the first black family to integrate Chicago’s segregated Clybourne Park neighborhood. Now Lorraine, Travis’ only daughter and the first in her family to attend college, is buckling under the pressure of her family’s long deferred dream. In this contemporary reconsideration of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, O’Hara’s poignant new play imagines what might have happened to the beleaguered Younger family - and asks us to consider the wounds still healing from the days of city-sanctioned segregation.

The Etiquette of Vigilance is part of the 6th Annual First Look Repertory of New Work, which also includes The Old Masters and The North Plan. Take a backstage journey through the play development process with First Look 101.

Watch & Listen

  1. The Etiquette of Vigilance in Production

    The Etiquette of Vigilance in Production

  2. Elevator Speech: The Etiquette of Vigilance

    Elevator Speech: The Etiquette of Vigilance

  3. The Etiquette of Vigilance in Rehearsal

    The Etiquette of Vigilance in Rehearsal

  4. First Look: The Plays

    First Look: The Plays

  5. First Look: Meet the Playwrights

    First Look: Meet the Playwrights

  6. #045: Director of Artistic Development Polly Carl on the 6th Annual First Look

    #045: Director of Artistic Development Polly Carl on the 6th Annual First Look

Cast & Artists

The Artists

  • Author: Robert O'Hara
  • Directed by: Timothy Douglas
  • Stage Manager: Angela Adams
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Tori Jeans
  • Dramaturg: Rebecca Rugg
  • Assistant Director: Terrence Mosley

The Cast

  • Alfred H. Wilson

Featured Ensemble Members

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