Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Performance Dates: May 19th - June 5, 2022
Run Time: 40 Minutes
Best for Ages: High School Students and up
Year(s) Produced: 2022
An adaptation of Maya Angelou’s groundbreaking book that will introduce a new generation to this American literary icon.

About Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

On a rainy day in Stamps, Arkansas, Maya Angelou has returned to the now-abandoned general store where she grew up and came of age. While inside, the room conjures memories, and she reminisces out loud the events and lessons learned on her tumultuous, painful, beautiful, and extraordinary journey into womanhood.

Adapted by award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin and directed by Khalia Davis, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings weaves unaltered prose directly from Angelou’s groundbreaking and controversial book and introduces a new generation to this American literary icon.

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Adapted for the stage by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Khalia Davis

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” Copyright © 1969 by Maya Angelou,
Copyright renewed © 1997 by Maya Angelou
Used with permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC

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