Jackie Sibblies Drury's other plays include Marys Seacole; We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915; and Really. She is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Fairview.
"A hard-hitting drama that examines race in a highly conceptual,
layered structure, ultimately bringing audiences into the actors'
community to face deep-seated prejudices." * Pulitzer Prize
"Drury's Fairview is theater as a punch in the stomach-it's surely one of the most intense, innovative dramas of the year. It's a vital production that literally forces viewers to confront the space they take up in society." -- Eben Shapiro * TIME *
""Outstanding...Hilarious...Fairview takes on the notion of theatrical style and how it can enhance, obscure or toy with important questions... From moment to moment, Drury disturbed and frustrated and entertained us."" -- Hilton Als * New Yorker *
"Rare and intimidating, unresolved and raw...It left me with the blood pounding in my ears." * New York Magazine *
"Usually we enter a theater knowing where to sit, where to look, how to behave. It's a kind of safety: a role we know how to play. Yet Jackie Sibblies Drury's shapeshifting Fairview wants us to think more carefully about those old conventions, about the way power and race move through a simple thing like consuming a piece of art." -- Helen Shaw * 4Columns *
"A hugely intelligent play... In larger society, such exercises in imagination seem near-impossible - but maybe, Sibblies Drury suggests, rehearsing them onstage offers us a dose of the courage we need out in the real world." * Village Voice *