Poetry for the People: The June Jordan Experience

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

The Helen Hayes Award-winning show from 2022 is back . . . this time, traveling to different venues throughout DC! Join us at the Anacostia Arts Center, Dance Place, Culture House, and Dupont Underground.

One of the most widely-published and highly-acclaimed writers of her generation, poet, playwright, and essayist June Jordan was known for her fierce commitment to human rights and political activism. A contemporary of Alice Walker and Adrienne Rich, Jordan “spent her life stitching together the personal and political so the seams didn’t show.” With June Jordan’s own words as the core, Poetry for the People brings together words, music, post-it notes, and the many other media that tell the story of a life well-lived.

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
80 minutes



Creative Team

Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Assistant Director
Adapted From
The life and works of June Jordan
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager