In Hollow Roots, a woman traverses a nameless urban landscape plagued by a question: can a person of color have a “neutral narrative?” A spare and intimate setting evolves into a vivid world painted in detailed observations and marked by memories, music, maps, and circumstance. Tapping into the rich and complicated genre of one person plays by writers such as Wallace Shawn and Spalding Gray, playwright Christina Anderson (Good Goods), director Lileana Blain-Cruz and performer April Matthis (Lear, The Sound and The Fury) ask the question – can someone live a life unaffected by one’s race or gender? Photo Credit: Yi Zhao

In Hollow Roots, a woman traverses a nameless urban landscape plagued by a question: can a person of color have a “neutral narrative?” A spare and intimate setting evolves into a vivid world painted in detailed observations and marked by memories, music, maps, and circumstance. Tapping into the rich and complicated genre of one person plays by writers such as Wallace Shawn and Spalding Gray, playwright Christina Anderson (Good Goods), director Lileana Blain-Cruz and performer April Matthis (Lear, The Sound and The Fury) ask the question – can someone live a life unaffected by one’s race or gender?


Photo Credit: Yi Zhao


Hollow Roots

Written by Christina Anderson
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Produced by Jane Jung
Performed by April Matthis

USA (New York)

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