A mist shrouds the stage, and the angled light creates shadows and mystery. It could be dawn or dusk. At center stage sits a large wooden box with a lock hung on the hasp as if ready for an escape artist to perform his act. Crates, a lamp, and other...
Rickerby Hinds, UCR playwright and professor, transforms the true story of Henry Box Brown’s harrowing escape from enslavement in 1849 America into a magic show in the first full production of “Blackbox,” October 5-14.
This fall, Cardoso joined UCR’ Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production and is currently teaching two courses. The Colombian-born creator said she felt identified to the students and to UCR’s mission.