Jeremy O. Harris melodrama is set in Bel Air, and tells the story of Franklin, an up-and-coming African American artist who starts a relationship with an older white rich art collector. His mother comes to visit and things take a surreal turn.
I was inspired by pictures of artists in their studio, including Basquiat and Shantell Martin, and pulled some quotes from the script to represent Franklin’s obsession with father figures.
Photography (David Jonsson) by Sebastian Nevols and letterings by Lisa Rahman
The play opens in March 2020 at the Almeida.