Waiting for Giovanni (2018)

Waiting for Giovanni

by Jewelle Gomez
in collaboration with Harry Waters, Jr.


It’s 1957. Bombs are exploding in Black churches and lynchings are a fact of life for many across the U.S. From these ashes a young Black writer emerges to become a literary celebrity bringing with him both his boundless talent and personal insecurities. “Waiting for Giovanni,” a new play by Jewelle Gomez, in collaboration with Harry Waters Jr., imagines a moment in the mind of James Baldwin in which he struggles with writing a novel that he’s been told will ruin his career.

At The Flea Theater
July 12 – August 4, 2018