"A cry for social justice."
Using the backdrop of the Rodney King beating in 1991 to mirror events happening today WITNESS explores divisions within both a white American urban family living in Detroit, MI, and an African-American family living in Harlem, NY.
In taking one tragic event and examining it on the same stage, at the same time, with two different families, one black and one white; WITNESS cuts to the core of the humanity of both and tells a story that is more alike than it is different.
Dedicated to Gordon Parks
In April 2020 Mary Miller's WITNESS was honored as a semifinalist in the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, her voice as a writer was given a "full-throated endorsement" by the O'Neill committee and her ideas recognized as "vital to the continual evolution of American Theater."
Wendy C. Goldberg - Artistic Director
Lexy Leuszler - Literary Manager
Manuscript available upon request.
On Thursday, October 28 at the historic Marble Collegiate Church in New York City there was a staged reading of this powerful and timely play WITNESS written by Mary Miller. It was directed by Pat Golden and sponsored by The Theatre Upstairs - downstairs at Marble. The story, originally conceived in the immediate aftermath of the Rodney King beating in 1991 has been reimagined in 2021 as the play WITNESS.
A brilliant play that has a ripped from the headlines intensity that is as tragic as it is common. WITNESS is an important and necessary play in this era of divisiveness. Mary Miller's narrative technique is genius and something I will never forget.
Douglas Powers Arts Ministry at Marble Collegiate Church
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A PRODUCIBLE PLAY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
Four actors each telling their own story with limited interaction makes it easy to social distance.
No costume changes.
No scenery except for a series of pictures projected against the back wall of the stage.
"Nothing to do with the virus. Everything to do with life!"