By Martha Collins

Adapted for the stage by

David Gullette

October 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Black Box Theater
321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472


Olivia D'Ambrosio*
Owen Doyle*
Maurice Parent*
Cheryl Singleton*

BLUE FRONT is a poetic collage by prize-winning local poet Martha Collins. It explores her father's experience as a small boy of a lynching in Cairo, Illinois in 1909. Beautiful, contemplative, powerful and insightful, Blue Front delves deeply into the American struggle with racism, mob violence, and cultural responsibility.

BLUE FRONT has been adapted for the stage by Poets’ Theatre  Literary Director, David Gullette, and we want to ask our friends to help us give this play its maximum dramatic  and lyrical intensity.  On October 24th and again on the 25th at the New Rep’s Black Box at the Arsenal Center, we’ll present a workshop performance of the play, followed by an honest and open discussion between the audience, the cast, the poet,  the adapter, and the director, our President, Bob Scanlan.


Directed by Bob Scanlan

*member of Actors' Equity Association