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The Watts Towers Project


The Watts Towers Project

The Watts Towers Project is created and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith with sound design by Marc Anthony Thompson, projections by Daniel Foster, and lighting by Jose Lopez. An intimate meditation on solo endeavor, Smith’s play is inspired by the Simon Rodia masterwork, which has withstood earthquakes, riots, and civic indifference. Smith’s work for the international stage also includes the Obie Award-winning A Huey P. Newton Story, which he adapted into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm, and Inside the Creole Mafia, named Production of the Year by LA Weekly.

Co-presented with The Watts Towers Common Ground initiative: Art, Migrations, and Development

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.

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