Fires in the Mirror

Fires in the Mirror

Signature Theatre kicks off it's 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with Fires in the Mirror, written by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Saheem Ali.

Performances are staged at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre within the Pershing Square Signature Center.

About Fires in the Mirror:

What wins in a fight – you, the argument on the other side, or the truth? Following the deaths of an African-American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, underlying racial tensions in the nestled community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted into civil outbreak. As much provocation as it is exploration, Fires in the Mirror was Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking response. Birthed from a series of interviews with almost fifty members of the Jewish and Black communities, the Drama Desk award-winning work translated their voices verbatim, and in the process revolutionized the genre of documentary theatre.

Anna Deavere Smith
Signature Theatre
Saheem Ali
Fires in the Mirror Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 22, 2019
November 24, 2019

Pershing Square Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Fires in the Mirror News & Features

Anna Deavere Smith
Signature Theatre announces its 2019-2020 season
April 12, 2019

Signature Theatre has revealed details for the six new productions which will form the company's upcoming 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season at Pershing Square Signature Center. The season includes two world premieres and one New York premiere production and five out of the six offerings come from female playwrights.