the ripple, the wave that carried me home

By Christina Anderson

A Goodman Co-Production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

2021 Season in the Albert Theatre

In this world premiere, playwright Christina Anderson exquisitely evokes a story about justice, legacy, memory, and the ultimate challenge of forgiveness. Janice’s parents are prominent activists fighting for the integration of public swimming pools in 1960s Kansas. As injustice penetrates the warm bubble of her childhood, Janice grows apart from her family and starts a new life far away. When she receives a call asking her to speak at a ceremony honoring her father, she must decide whether she’s ready to reckon with her political inheritance and a past she has tried to forget.

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  • Christina Anderson, Playwright
    Christina Anderson, Playwright

    CHRISTINA ANDERSON (Playwrightis a playwright, television writer, educator and creative. Her plays have appeared at Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Public Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Rep and other theaters in the United States and Canada. Awards and honors include: 2020 United States Artists Fellow, MacDowell Fellowship, Lily Awards Harper Lee Prize, Herb Alpert Award nomination, Barrymore Nomination and New Dramatists Residency. Her work has appeared multiple times on the annual Kilroy's List, an industry survey of notable new works by female playwrights. She is also the winner of the Lucille Lortel Fellowship. Christina’s plays include: How to Catch Creationthe ripple, the wave that carried me homeMan in LovePen/Man/ShipThe Ashes Under Gait City; and Blacktop Sky. She taught playwriting at Wesleyan University, Rutgers University, SUNY Purchase College, and served as the interim Head of Playwriting at Brown University. Anderson recently worked as a television staff writer on Edie Falco’s CBS drama, Tommy. Current projects include producing an album of instrumental hip hop music titled The Montage Flow and writing her first tv pilot, The Only Isaac.

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