Lessons in Survival: 1971

Originally announced as a special event, The Commisary's Lessons in Survival: 1971 will now receive a full production at Vineyard Theatre. Lessons in Survival: 1971 tickets will be on sale soon.

In 1971, 28-year-old poet Nikki Giovanni interviewed renowned novelist James Baldwin, 47, on America’s first “Black Tonight Show,” SOUL!  Fifty years later, Lessons in Survival: 1971 reintroduces their candid, provocative dialogue on race and liberation in America to our present moment. Building on the digital exploration of Lessons in Survival, which was recognized by the New York Times as Best in Theater 2020, this revelatory live staging explores the layers of intimacy and ideas between two Black revolutionary artists of different generations, with astonishing resonance for today.

Tickets for Lessons in Survival: 1971 in New York will be available soon. Check back for information on tickets to Lessons in Survival: 1971 off Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

The Commissary
Tyler Thomas
Cast list:
The Commissary
Lessons in Survival: 1971 Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
May 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Vineyard Theatre

108 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
Nearest subway station:
14th Street - Union Square Station