The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Anne Kauffman
April 30 – June 5, 2016 in the Albert

Greenwich Village, 1964: a magnet for ideals and activism of every stripe. At its center is Sidney Brustein’s apartment, the gathering place for an eclectic group of bohemians during a time of rapid change. As Sidney gets increasingly swept up in the radical issues of the day, however, he ignores the equally dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person he holds most dear.

PRESS RELEASES

May 10, 2016 |“Lorraine Hansberry Awards” Honor Five Hansberry Contemporaries on May 24
April 18, 2016 | Lorraine Hansberry Celebration Honors the Life of the Chicago Legend
April 15, 2016 | Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window begins April 30 
March 7, 2016 | Casting Announced for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

PHOTOS
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VIDEO and AUDIO
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A Conversation with Director Anne Kauffman 
MontageThe Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman
Scene - Sidney and Iris Sidney (Chris Stack) and Iris (Diane Davis) and disagree over Sidney’s latest career move. 
Scene - Sidney, Max and Alton Sidney (Chris Stack) and Alton (Travis Knight) tease Max (Phillip Edward Van Lear) about his priorities.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

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    Diane Davis (Iris) and Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    Kristen Magee (Gloria) and Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    Travis Knight (Alton) and Phillip Edward Van Lear (Max) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    Sign05

    Kristen Magee (Gloria), Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein) and Grant James Varjas (David) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    Sign06

    Grant James Varjas (David) and Kristen Magee (Gloria) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein) and Diane Davis (Iris) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    Miriam Silverman (Mavis) and Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein) and Travis Knight (Alton) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    Grant James Varjas (David), Diane Davis (Iris), Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein) and Miriam Silverman (Mavis) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    Sign11

    Travis Knight (Alton), Chris Stack (Sidney Brustein), Guy Van Swearingen (Wally O’Hara) and Phillip Edward Van Lear (Max) in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 – June 5, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign

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    SignReh01

    Chris Stack (Sidney), Grant James Varjas (David) and Diane Davis (Iris) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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    Chris Stack (Sidney) and Diane Davis (Iris) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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    SignReh03

    Travis A. Knight (Alton) and Phillip Edward Van Lear (Max) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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    SignReh04

    Miriam Silverman (Mavis) and Diane Davis (Iris) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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    SignReh05

    Kristen Magee (Gloria) and Grant James Varjas (David) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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    SignReh06

    Guy Van Swearingen (Wally O’Hara) and Travis A. Knight (Alton) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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    SignReh07

    Travis A. Knight (Alton), Phillip Edward Van Lear (Max) and Chris Stack (Sidney) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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    SignReh08

    Chris Stack (Sidney) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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    SignReh09

    Chris Stack (Sidney) and Anne Kauffman (Director) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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  • SignReh10
    SignReh10

    Anne Kauffman (Director) and Phillip Edward Van Lear (Max) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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  • SignReh11
    SignReh11

    Anne Kauffman (Director) in rehearsal for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Anne Kauffman at Goodman Theatre (April 30 - June 5, 2016).

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  • The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Playwright
    The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Playwright

    Lorraine Hansberry (Playwright, 1930 - 1965) Born in Chicago, Lorraine Hansberry became the first African American female playwright to have a work produced on Broadway with 1959’s  A Raisin in the Sun. The play’s success led Hansberry, at age 29, tobecome the youngest American playwright, the fifth woman and the only African American to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play of the Year. In addition to earning a Tony Award nomination for the play, Hansberry wrote the screenplay for its 1961 film adaptation, which won a special award at the Cannes Film Festival and earned Hansberry a Writers Guild of America Award. Her second play to be produced on Broadway, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, was in its early run when Hansberry died of cancer at age 34 in 1965.  To Be Young, Gifted and Black, an autobiographical portrait in her own words adapted by her former husband and literary executor Robert Nemiroff, was posthumously produced in 1969. In 1970, Les Blancs, her play about African colonization, ran on Broadway to critical acclaim. During her career as a playwright, Hansberry wrote many articles and essays on literary criticism, racism, sexism, homophobia, world peace and other social and political issues. At her death, she left behind file cabinets holding her public and private correspondence, speeches, journals and various manuscripts including an almost complete novel. Her published writings also include The Drinking Gourd, What Use Are Flowers? and The Movement, a photo history of the civil rights movement

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  • The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Director
    The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Director

    Anne Kauffman (Director) returns to Goodman Theatre, where she previously directedSmokefall in both the 2014/2015 and 2013/2014 Seasons. Ms. Kauffman is an Obie Award–winning director whose production highlights include You Got Older with P73; The Nether at MCC; Somewhere Fun at Vineyard Theatre; Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama SutraDetroit and Maple and Vine at Playwrights Horizons; Belleville at New York Theatre Workshop, Yale Repertory Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Tales from My Parents’ Divorce at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and The Flea Theater; This Wide Night at Naked Angels; Becky ShawCherokee and Body Awareness at The Wilma Theater; Slowgirl and Stunning at LCT3; Sixty Miles to Silver Lake with Page 73 Productions at Soho Rep; God’s Ear at Vineyard Theatre and New Georges; The Thugs at Soho Rep and the musical 100 Days at Z Space. Ms. Kauffman is a recipient of the Joan and Joseph F. Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity, the Alan Schneider Director Award and several Barrymore awards. She is a program associate with Sundance Theater Institute, a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a member of Soho Rep’s Artistic Council, on the New Georges’ Kitchen Cabinet, an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and the Drama League, a founding member of the Civilians and an associate artist with Clubbed Thumbwith whom she created the CT Directing Fellowship.

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