Darkness and Light: Writing, Lighting, Blackness and Whiteness

How do you connect your verbal and your visual brain? This course will be a series of provocations to making art. Black playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and White lighting designer Jane Cox will lead the group in connected investigations in writing and lighting as well as intertwined historic and aesthetic notions of Whiteness and Blackness. We will focus our imagination on theatrical and poetic connotations of dark and light as well as the production and philosophies of light. Classes will consist of discussions and creative exercises, and we will work towards a showing of creative projects at the end of the semester.

No application required.



Conversation on Darkness and Light with Jane Cox and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins — Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm (EDT) on Zoom. FREE; register on Zoom

Join lighting designer Jane Cox, lighting designer, director of the Program in Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts and Tony nominee, joins MacArthur Fellow and playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to bring reflections from their seminar “Darkness and Light: Writing, Lighting, Blackness, and Whiteness” to works from the Princeton University Art Museum’s collections. Introduced by Veronica White, curator of academic programs.




Fridays, 1:30-4:20 PM