Motherhood eluded Charlayne Woodard, but as a godmother, aunt, confidant, and mentor, countless children have enhanced—and sometimes rattled—her life. With exuberance and grace, two-time Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee Woodard fuses ten vignettes of non-parental guidance into a radiant tour de force.
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The Night Watcher is Charlayne Woodard’s fourth solo play. Raised in a family of storytellers, she gravitated to the form for its expressive freedom: “I feel that everyone has stories to tell,” Woodard says, “So instead of being frustrated that the type of stories I wanted to see and hear were not being told, I decided to tell them myself.” Her previous autobiographical works provide an intimate chronology of her life, detailing memorable events from her childhood, adolescence, and early career.Read More
Artistic Apprentice Elizabeth Dinkova explores the bi-coastal preparations and the inspiration behind Luciana Stecconi’s scenic design of Charlayne Woodard’s The Night Watcher.Read More