This Is Modern Art

This Is Modern Art
by Kevin Coval, Idris Goodwin

Productions (4)
  • 85 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Set: Flexible

This Is Modern Art
by Kevin Coval, Idris Goodwin

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Productions (4)
  • 85 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Set: Flexible

Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. Called vandals, criminals, even creative terrorists, graffiti artists set out to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, "Where does art belong?"

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Published Reviews

"Sharp, exciting and stimulating, both visually and emotionally. It will entertain, educate and is guaranteed to prompt heated discussions about the nature of art and the place for graffiti in our world."

Chicago Theatre Review

"A romantic ode to the art of graffiti and the act of tagging, a piece that demystifies authorial signatures and charts the storied history of graffiti art in Chicago, shouting out its great artists and their canvases, from Kennedy underpasses to CTA train yards."

Chicago Tribune

"It was at once an act of artistic expression, social protest, and criminal vandalism--guaranteed to rattle the art world and media establishment, set the Twittersphere abuzz, and send the young rebels underground, if not to jail. This world premiere, written by Idris Goodwin and Young Chicago Authors artistic director Kevin Coval, is simultaneously celebratory and cautionary--clearly sympathetic to the artists' point of view, but not blind to the impact their reckless act would have on their own lives."

Chicago Reader

"A provocative play . . . that raises philosophical and political questions that are already generating heated discussions among theatergoers of all ages."

Gapers Block

"This is a piece about the overwhelming urge not just to create art, but to get it seen--if only by a scant few before the sandblasters come along."

Time Out Chicago

"Chicago's most controversial play of the year."

Chicago Magazine

"A raw, visceral narrative that gives graffiti artists the humanity and genius the headlines rob them of."

Newcity Stage

Production History

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Location
MAY 31, 2018 - JUN 24, 2018
Blessed Unrest
New York, NY United States
Blessed Unrest New York, NY United States
MAR 21, 2018 - APR 15, 2018
Denver Center For The Performing Arts
DENVER, CO United States
Denver Center For The Performing Arts DENVER, CO United States
OCT 27, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
The Landing Theatre Company
Houston, TX United States
The Landing Theatre Company Houston, TX United States
MAR 01, 2015 - MAR 31, 2015
Steppenwolf for Young Adults at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Chicago, IL United States
Steppenwolf for Young Adults at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago, IL United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAY 31, 2018 - JUN 24, 2018
Blessed Unrest
New York, NY United States
Blessed Unrest New York, NY United States
MAR 21, 2018 - APR 15, 2018
Denver Center For The Performing Arts
DENVER, CO United States
Denver Center For The Performing Arts DENVER, CO United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAY 31, 2018 - JUN 24, 2018
Blessed Unrest
New York, NY United States
Blessed Unrest New York, NY United States
MAR 21, 2018 - APR 15, 2018
Denver Center For The Performing Arts
DENVER, CO United States
Denver Center For The Performing Arts DENVER, CO United States
OCT 27, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
The Landing Theatre Company
Houston, TX United States
The Landing Theatre Company Houston, TX United States
MAR 01, 2015 - MAR 31, 2015
Steppenwolf for Young Adults at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Chicago, IL United States
Steppenwolf for Young Adults at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago, IL United States

Awards (1)

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' New Voices, New Visions Conference selection, 2015