POSSESSING HARRIET, though fraught with universal themes concerning freedom and slavery, the humane and inhumane, or courage and cowardice, localizes these big themes and outs them into a sharper, more potent context — a 90 minute stunner. Bass is ahead of GB Shaw —his characters feel as though they had lived and are not mere abstractions carrying placards.
"This Play is riveting." —WWNY TV
Drama. African & African American Studies.
Kyle Bass is the author of Salt City Blues; Tender Rain; and Citizen James: Or the Young Man Without a Country, about the young James Baldwin. He wrote the libretto for the opera Libba Cotton: Here This Day, commissioned by the Society for New Music, and co-authored the screenplay for the film Day of Days. A two-time New York Foundation for the Arts fellow, Kyle is Assistant Professor of Theater at Colgate University and Resident Playwright at Syracuse Stage. He lives in Syracuse, New York.