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The Refocus Project aims to transform the American theatre canon.

After three years of programming that spotlighted plays from Black, Latinx, and AAPI playwrights, The Refocus Project will use 2023–24 to assess the initiative’s impact and effectiveness and plan for its future. During this time, Roundabout Theatre Company will continue to develop projects that we featured in Refocus, including the first-ever Broadway revival of Samm-Art Williams's Home, directed by Kenny Leon, beginning at the newly renamed Todd Haimes Theatre on May 17, 2024.

The Refocus Project launched in 2021 in association with Black Theatre United, spotlighting twentieth-century Black plays and their playwrights: Angelina Weld Grimké, Shirley Graham Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Childress and Samm-Art Williams. Year Two of The Refocus Project was produced in partnership with Pregones/PRTT and featured Latinx artists: René Marqués, Fausto Avendaño, María Irene Fornés, Rosalba Rolón and Desmar Guevara.


Audiences can access The Refocus Project here. 


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