Thomas Gibbons’ A House With No Walls. Photo by Ed Krieger, Courtesy of InterAct Theatre Company.
InterAct Theatre Company developed the world premiere of A House With No Walls by resident playwright and Pew Fellow Thomas Gibbons. The work centers on a conflict between a conservative African American academic and a liberal, Afro-centric political activist, as they debate the proposed site for the new American Liberty Museum. The play questions whether or not African Americans should embrace the legacy of slavery as their primary cultural identity or discard this mantle of "victimhood." Directed by Seth Rozin, the play was produced by four other member-theaters in the National New Play Network. The script was published by Playscripts.