About the Event: This Lincoln Center commission commemorates Howard Zinn’s seminal book, A People’s History of the United States, with music and spoken-word performances that bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people in the book: those who built the movements for social justice, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight-hour workday, advancing women's rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right the wrongs of the day. ASL INTERPRETATION IS CONFIRMED.
Actors and spoken-word performers—including actors Brian Jones, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Okieriete Onaodowan, Eisa Davis, Wallace Shawn, Staceyann Chin, Leta Renée-Alan, and musician Zeshan B—delve into original source materials from the rebels, dissenters, and visionaries of our past—and present. Anthony Arnove, coeditor with Howard Zinn of the Voices of a People's History of the United States anthology and author of the introduction to the new 35th-anniversary edition of A People's History of the United States, narrates.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: West 62nd Street and Broadway
Accessible Entry: Entrances on Broadway and Columbus Avenue are accessible through automatic doors.
Accessible Seating: The Atrium is accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are designated wheelchair and companion seating locations for performances.
Wheelchairs are available from the Information Desk to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.
Restrooms: Accessible unisex restrooms on second floor.
Braille & Large Print Information: Select Lincoln Center material is available in Large Print and Braille from the Atrium. A tactile map of Lincoln Center’s campus is available to use by request.
Assistive Listening Devices: The Information Desk is looped and t-coil accessible. FM assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) available for performances and Lincoln Center Guided Tours. See staff member at Information Desk. A valid photo ID is needed to ensure return.
Real-time captioning and ASL-interpretation for performances are available upon request with at least two weeks advance notice. To request, please call 212.875.5375 (ASL INTERPRETATION CONFIRMED FOR THIS EVENT)