Challenging and disturbing The second section with the commentary by white audience members is just plain offensive I m sure it s intended to be so The third section is clearly addressed to white theatregoers, playwrights, and producers give people of color the space to tell their own stories stop putting words in their mouths. Clever, well constructed, funny, and thought provoking play that talks about race from many different perspectives while continually breaking classic notions of a play s structure. That ending monologue, tho Wow This play tackles the discussion of race in a way I have not seen before It is satirical, absurd, and intimate At times I felt as though I were reading the notes of the playwright instead of a script but most times I didn t mind it and perhaps even enjoyed it I really enjoyed the story, the dialogue, and the structure I would be very interested in seeing a live production of this play. I selected this play to fulfill the Read Harder 2020 challenge 6 Read a play by an author of color and or queer author, primarily because A Slave Play wasn t yet available, andbundled this with it in a recommended purchase In my office, we re currently engaged in some intensely introspective and provocative conversations about educational equity and the recruitment, preparation, and support of adiverse educator workforce to support adiverse student body, while at the same I selected this play to fulfill the Read Harder 2020 challenge 6 Read a play by an author of color and or queer author, primarily because A Slave Play wasn t yet available, andbundled this with it in a recommended purchase In my office, we re currently engaged in some intensely introspective and provocative conversations about educational equity and the recruitment, preparation, and support of adiverse educator workforce to support adiverse student body, while at the same time calibrating an equity lens in our existing, overwhelmingly white and female workforce Core texts for this have included White Fragility and We Want To Do More Than Survive I recommend adding this play, too, particularly for those like me who work through knotty issues best in metaphorical, narrative space The issues of representation, appropriation, creating space for authentic listening to support sustainable human flourishing, and being a true ally in equity and anti racist action all play out here, and confront the reader spectator directly with how we interpret what we re witnessing Because I was reading the play in book form, it was helpful to clarify my surface understanding of the play through this excellent review which helped me interpret how the play manifests itself physically, beyond the stage directions presented in the text This was interesting and one of those plays I think probably works better on the stage The first act was fun to read, and then it got a littleconfusing I think the visuals would be helpful I can see what the author is trying to do, and it s very interesting, but hard to fully grasp while reading. Many of my goodreads reviews of my favorite books wax poetic about expanding the notions of what great fiction can do, or something to that effect.I ve been readingstage dramas of late a form I ve always been drawn to all in an effort to better understand the parameters of what great plays can do but I ve never read anything quite like Fairview.A structural funhouse mirror with a powerful, unapologetic point of view, this is the first play I ve read where there were surprises, sh Many of my goodreads reviews of my favorite books wax poetic about expanding the notions of what great fiction can do, or something to that effect.I ve been readingstage dramas of late a form I ve always been drawn to all in an effort to better understand the parameters of what great plays can do but I ve never read anything quite like Fairview.A structural funhouse mirror with a powerful, unapologetic point of view, this is the first play I ve read where there were surprises, shocks, gut punches around every corner.I loved it I m in awe of Jackie Sibblies Drury I imagine I ll be seeking out productions of this play from small scale community theater to big, splashy stagings until the end of my days I don t think it s fair for me to rate this play because I didn t really understand it at all I m not doubting that it must be a masterpiece based on all of the reviews and the awards I think I would just need to see it performed for me to understand it I hope I get the chance to see it one day Grandma s birthday approaches Beverly is organizing the perfect dinner, but everything seems doomed to go awry the silverware is all wrong, the radio is on the fritz, and the rest of the family can t be bothered to lift a hand to help And yet, what appears at first to be a standard family dramedy takes a sharp, sly turn into a startling examination of deep seated paradigms about race in America shit jesus.