COVID and Incarceration Review: Viral Monologues Goes to Prison

‘We have a humanitarian crisis in prison that will blow up in our faces,” says André De Shields, speaking sonorously and looking grave in a clerical collar and a salt-and-pepper beard, as the character in Shakira Senghor’s play ‘A Father’s Sorrow.’ It is one of the 15 new plays in “COVID and Incarceration,” a special edition this week of the 24 Hour Plays’ online Viral Monologues.
The collection of online video monologues is in some ways extraordinary, profound, demonstrating the power of theater in times of crisis. But it is also challenging, tricky and ultimately overwhelming — frankly a struggle to get through.

Full review on DC Theatre Scene

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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