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The Rendering Cycle

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing shelter-in-place order, this year’s PlayGround Festival and the planned premiere presentation of THE RENDERING CYCLE have moved online!

PlayGround Zoom Fest
PlayGround in association with Lorraine Hansberry TheatreMuseum of the African DiasporaAfrican American Art & Culture Complex, and Potrero Hill Neighborhood House presents:


by Genevieve Jessee (a Zoom Premiere Presentation)
Directed by Margo Hall (original development by Lauren Spencer)
June 6 & June 7 at 5 pm PT
via Zoom Live Stream
Tickets: $15 ($10 for 25-and-under)

In the spirit of August Wilson’s The Pittsburgh Cycle, The Rendering Cycle explores the African American experience through ten interwoven short plays depicting a saga of inextricable tradition, trauma and joy across continents and characters ranging from present-day United States to West Africa of a millennium past. Featuring: Cathleen Riddley, Armando McClain, Champagne Hughes, and Caitlin Evenson.

Genevieve Jessee (Playwright) is a playwright based jointly in the Bay Area and Puerto Rico. She received her MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. Her work has been staged at PlayGround, The Source Festival, Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, SF Fringe, Those Women Productions, and the Festival de Marseille, France. She is a semi-finalist for the 2019 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She has received commissions from PlayGround and Planet Earth Arts, and is the recipient of a California Arts Council Artists-in-Communities grant for her work on The Rendering Cycle.


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