Celeste Jennings

Playwright Celeste Jennings '18 at Northern Stage

Northern Stage's annual January festival of original work, New Works Now, will be taking place January 18 & 19 in White River Junction, VT. This year's festival will include a staged reading of Citrus, a new play by alumna Celeste Jennings '18. Jennings developed Citrus over a two-year period during her time at Dartmouth; the play became the focus of a Senior Fellowship project that culminated with a spring 2018 production in the Bentley Theater. An original choreopoem, Citrus follows the emotional journeys of tribulation, struggle, and resilience among Black women from 1840 to present day; the play explores almost two hundred years of history through movement, costume, and poetry an a powerful and moving homage to Black women of the past, present, and future.