This Is Modern Art

Date & Time:
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8 p.m.
LeFevre Theatre, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Onstage live in LeFevre Theatre
In this acclaimed and controversial play, a team of young artists decides to make a statement by painting a fifty-foot graffiti piece on the towering wall of the Art Institute of Chicago. These young men of color are willing to risk everything to make their voices heard. The play asks: what is art, where is it found, and to whom does it belong? Based on real events.  

Originally commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre for its YA audiences, THIS IS MODERN ART invites us into the world of young artists of color, and challenges us to recognize the value of their creative processes, histories, principles, and dreams. Says director Amissa Miller, “The play asks us to truly listen to young people as the experts on their own experience; we have much to learn from them when we do. These young men are determined to take up space and raise their voices as they speak back to the powers that shape their environment. Our production of THIS IS MODERN ART will leave young audiences with rich material for critical dialogue and reflection on the ways that voice, space, and power play out in their own lives and communities."



A pre-show/post-show event
Join us before (or after) the performance to explore the "five elements of Hip-Hop." Demonstrations by community artists and students will fill the Museum's spaces with break-dancing, DJing, rapping, and grafitti tagging. At 6PM, playwrights Kevin Coval and Edris Goodwin engage in conversation with a Bay Area scholar of these linked artforms. A Q &A will follow.

Friday Nov. 8th, 5:45-7:30 pm | Museum of Art (demonstrations)   
6:00-6:45 | Art 105 (conversation with Playwright Kevin Coval) These events are free, and the public is warmly invited.

Thursday Nov. 7th at 8pm
Friday Nov. 8th at 4pm

Friday Nov. 8th at 8pm
Saturday Nov. 9th at 8pm
Sunday Nov. 10th at 2pm


Tara Sundy

Performing Arts Coordinator & Events Manager

(925) 631-4670;

Additional Dates & Times: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 4 p.m.
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 2 p.m.