You are currently processing an exchange. Remove Code Cancel Order

Discover the artists and history behind The Refuge Plays in the Upstage Playgoer’s Guide. This guide includes interviews with members of the cast and creative team, a timeline of the eras in which the trilogy takes place, an exploration of family dramas by Black playwrights, discussion questions to get you thinking, and activities for teachers and students.

Table of Contents

The Production

Learn about the context for the play and dig into the artistic choices made by the show's creative team.

Spotlight on The Refuge Plays
A Note from Interim Artistic Director Scott Ellis
Theatre Talk
Timeline of The Refuge Plays
A Peek Behind the Twilight Veil
Black American Family Dramas

The Artists

Insight from the artists involved in The Refuge Plays.

Interview with Playwright Nathan Alan Davis
Interview with Director Patricia McGregor

Your Response

Find discussion starters for before and after the show, as well as downloadable activities for students.

Up for Discussion


Discover past Roundabout productions in "From the Archives" and learn about careers in the theatre industry in “Career Spotlight.”

From the Archives: Let's Keep it in the Family
Career Spotlight: Audience Services Representative

Please note, these interviews and articles were written and published prior to previews. If any edits are made due to a change in the script, staging, or by artist request, the article will be updated. The date of the update will be noted at the end of the article.

 The Refuge Plays Upstage Contributors

EDITOR Mariah-Lynn Andrews
Leah Reddy
WRITERS Tiffany Nixon
Leah Reddy
Daniel Robert Sullivan
Berk Uzman
Jenna Craig
Alex Raby
Paola Franchisquini

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.