Login


  • Home
  • THE HOUSE OF THE NEGRO INSANE (Public Reading)

THE HOUSE OF THE NEGRO INSANE (Public Reading)

  • 01 Apr 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists

THE HOUSE OF THE NEGRO INSANE
By Terence Anthony

The year is 1935 and the Taft State Hospital is one of seven psychiatric facilities in the U.S. built exclusively to care for “insane and idiotic negroes,” where the homeless and downtrodden are housed alongside the criminally insane and diseased. Attius builds coffins at Taft Hospital, where he has been locked up for over a decade, but when two new patients ask him to help them escape Attius dares to dream of a life beyond the hospital walls.

About the Saturday Series

Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.

All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!

  Visit us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

1105 W. Chicago Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 60642 | (312) 633-0630
Chicago Dramatists. All rights reserved.