“Stewing with Zora Howard”
with Hermitage Fellow and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Zora Howard
Presented with support from Florida Humanities
Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30pm
Presented on Zoom
Registration is required. $5 per household.
In Pulitzer Prize finalist and Hermitage Fellow Zora Howard’s STEW, it’s too hot and too early for all the drama. As the generations of Tucker women convene in the kitchen to prepare a meal for a large gathering later that day, it begins to emerge that “the secrets we keep from our mothers eventually become the secrets we keep from ourselves.” Presented on Zoom with the support of Florida Humanities, Hermitage Programs Director James Monaghan is joined by Howard to explore the cultural and historical elements of the play. How does food and its preparation contain generational memory? How have historical and economic trends shaped the societal role of the Tucker family? Join the conversation from the comfort of your home and learn what makes this drama so delicious.
Hermitage Fellow Zora Howard is a Harlem-bred writer and performer. Plays include Stew (2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Drama League nominee for Outstanding Play; Page 73 Productions), The Master’s Tools (Williamstown Theatre Festival), AtGN (Oberlin College), Bust (2022 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist), and Hang Time (2022 Creative Capital Award Finalist), which just received its world premiere at The Flea under Howard’s direction. In addition to the Hermitage, her work has been developed with SPACE on Ryder Farm, Ojai Playwrights Conference, the Lark, Primary Stages, and Cape Cod Theatre Project, among others. In 2020, her feature film Premature (2020 Film Independent John Cassavetes Award nominee), which she co-wrote with director Rashaad Ernesto Green, opened in theaters following its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. She is the inaugural Judith Champion Fellow at Manhattan Theatre Club and is currently under commission from Seattle Rep, MTC, and Wessex Grove.