Pearl Makes A List

Our Distinguished Artist in Residence, Pearl Cleage, offers a little hope and little light.

Pearl Makes A List: July 6, 2020
July 6, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: 5 American Voices Talking About Their Country (and 4 of Them Can Sing)
July 1, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: 5 Songs from the American Musical Theatre Canon to Catalyze Conversations About People Who May Seem Different From You, But Really Aren’t.
June 22, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: 5 Things You Liked a Lot When You Were Their Age: No Lessons Allowed
June 15, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: 5 Songs From Where We Were Then That Help Me Make Sense of Where We are Now
June 9, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: 5 Qualities That Are Always Useful in Shaping the New World
June 4, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: Five Performers Who Were Even Better Than the Record
May 27, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: 5 Songs for Surviving Life in the Fast Lane
May 19, 2020

Pearl Makes a List: 5 Moments of Front Walk Wonder and Drive-by Joy
May 12, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: 5 Songs That Opened My Ears to What Great Music Can Do, No Matter Who Makes It
May 4, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: 5 Women Finding Their Power in All the Wrong Places (except Laura)
April 28, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: 5 Songs I Play When I Need to Have a Little Weep and Then Come Back Strong
April 20, 2020

Pearl Makes A List: 5 Things You Probably Don't Know About Me
April 14, 2020



Pearl Cleage is an Atlanta based writer, currently Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. Her new play Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous, had its world premiere as part of the theatre’s 50th anniversary season. Her other plays premiered at the Alliance include Pointing at the Moon“What I Learned in Paris,” and Flyin’ West, and The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years (commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and Tell Me My Dream. Her book for children, co-authored with her husband, writer Zaron W. Burnett with illustrations by Radcliffe Bailey was a part of the Mayor’s Reading Club. Cleage is currently at work on Sit-In, a play for young audiences about the sit-in movement in conjunction with a national exhibition sponsored by Scholastic Books, starting at the High Museum this summer. Some of her other plays include Late Bus to Mecca, Bourbon at the Border and A Song for Coretta.


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