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Trouble in Mind

SEP 9 – OCT 23, 2011

By Alice Childress
Directed by Irene Lewis

Featuring E. Faye Butler
Illustration by Nathan Fox

in the Kreeger

Extras & Insights

“Where the hell do I come in? I want to be an actress. … I’m gonna be one, you hear me?”Wiletta Mayer, Trouble in Mind

From the Wings

Trouble Times Three: In Conversation with Irene Lewis text
Hear from director Irene Lewis about why Trouble is still on her mind today

In Rehearsal

In the Words of Wiletta video
Actress E. Faye speaks about what continues to draw her to the role of Wiletta Mayer

Spotlight On…

The Original Trouble-Maker text
Delve into the life and career of legendary Playwright Alice Childress

Breaking Free: The American Negro Theater text
Learn about the 1940s African-American ensemble that revolutionized theater

Ham on Wry: The Serious Fun of the Rehearsal Comedy text
Yale Repertory Theater Resident Dramaturg Catherine Sheehy explores the genre of the play within a play

Troubling Jargon text
Check out the glossary of terms in Trouble in Mind

Separate but Equal: A Brief History of the Civil Rights Movement textphotos
Explore the African-American Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and '60s


Trouble in Mind Study Guide textphotos
Peruse our comprehensive study guide, developed by Arena Stage’s Community Engagement Department.

Extras & Insights is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.

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