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Page 73 Productions and Working Theater present
the world premiere production of:

La Race

By Bleu Beckford-Burrell
Directed by Taylor Reynolds

November 22-December 23
McGinn/Cazale Theater
2162 Broadway at 76th Street, New York, NY 10024

While Maxine is grappling with personal and professional setbacks, her best friend is scheming to have her run for local office in Far Rockaway. As Maxine and her unconventional election committee navigate race, identity, and gentrification along the trail, a campaign that began as a distraction turns into a mission of vital importance to Maxine and her community.

Sliding Scale Ticket Model
Reflecting our commitment to accessibility for all audiences, there will be six ticket price points to choose from ranging between $85 and $0. To learn more about our Sliding Scale Ticket Model and to choose the best price for you, please visit here. 

Bleu Beckford-Burrell is a first-generation Jamaican-American actor/playwright. Born and raised in New York City, she also works for non-profit organizations where she teaches acting to teens. Her plays include: P.S.365 (2019 O’Neill Finalist), showcased at EST (Youngblood Workshop Series) and The National Black Theatre (Keep the Soul Alive reading series); Lyons Pride (2018 BAPF, Princess Grace Award Finalist, 2019 The Kilroy’s Honorable Mention, and Yale Drama Series Runner Up), showcased at Playwrights Realm (Ink’d Festival of New Plays) and EST (Bloodwork Reading Series); La Race (2020 Normal Ave Finalist and O’Neill, BAPF Semi-finalist), upcoming showcase at Faultline Theatre (Irons in the Fire). She is the 2021 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow, a member of the 2020-2021 Interstate 73 writers group, and a Colt Coeur resident. She received the Playwrights Horizons Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman Commission for Emerging Playwrights (2020) and received the 2021 South Coast Repertory Elizabeth George Emerging Writer Commission. M.F.A. Rutgers University.

Taylor Reynolds is a New York-based director from Chicago and one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of OBIE-winning The Movement Theatre Company. Selected directing credits include: TAMBO & BONES (Playwrights Horizons/CTG), MAN CAVE (Page 73), THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, New York Times Critic’s Pick), RICHARD & JANE & DICK & SALLY (Baltimore Center Stage/Playwrights Realm), TOUGH (AADA), PLANO (Clubbed Thumb, Drama Desk nomination for Best Director), SONGS ABOUT TRAINS (Radical Evolution), and THINK BEFORE YOU HOLLA (creator/deviser). Taylor has worked as a director, assistant, and collaborator with companies including Keen Company, Ojai Playwrights Conference, MCC, New Georges, and The 24 Hour Plays. Taylor is the 2021 LPTW Lucille Lortel Award recipient, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, 2017-2018 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow, and Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab alum. Member of SDC.

Meet the Cast 

Watch Launch

Want to learn more about the development of La Race? Check out Launch a docuseries from Page 73. 

Creative Team

Arnulfo Maldonado (Sets)                                 
Sarafina Bush (Costumes)                                         
Bailey Costa and Stacey Derosier (Lighting)    
Germán Martínez (Sound)                                      


Sean Sanford (Props)
Ralph Stan Lee (Production Stage Manager)
Nick Auer (Production Manager)
Taylor Williams, C.S.A. (Casting)

Community Engagement Evenings 

November 28: LaborArts Group

November 30: Rockaway Development Group

December 1: United Federation of Teachers Group

December 3: PSC Retirees Group and MCC Youth Group

December 8: Black Theater Night

December 17: NYSNA Group and 1199 Group

December 20: Latinx Theater Night

Community Lobby Engagement 

In partnership with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, we created an interactive lobby display to reflect on some of the themes of the play by answering the questions:

1. What is the change you would like to see in your community?
2. How would your community thrive with this change?
3. Where do you plug in?

In our lives and as part of organizations, workplaces and movements, many of us play different roles in pursuit of equity, shared liberation, inclusion, and justice. And yet, we often get overwhelmed, lost, and burned out. Some of us are newcomers to ongoing social change efforts and don’t know where to start. Still others are catalyzed into action in the midst of a crisis in our community.
The BAC introduced our audiences to The Social Change Ecosystem Map which is a framework that can help individuals, networks, and organizations align with social change values, individual roles, and the broader ecosystem.

Deepest thanks to our 38th Season Supporters

Working Theater is supported in part by generous community members like you, and major gifts from: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program in partnership with the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York | Howard Gilman Foundation | The One World Fund | The Shubert Foundation | The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature  | Public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

GOLD SPONSORS: Cigna, EmblemHealth, Empire BlueCross BlueShield 
SILVER SPONSORSArcher, Byington, Glennon, & Levine, LLP, CWA Local 1180, NYC Central Labor Council, Segal, United Federation of Teachers, Vision Screening Inc/DDS Inc