Art & Entertainment

University of Notre Dame presents the play ‘This is Modern Art’

SOUTH BEND — The University of Notre Dame’s department of film, television and theater presents “This Is Modern Art” from Nov. 10 to 14 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Written by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval and based on real events, the play follows a crew of Chicago graffiti artists as they display their work at one of the city’s most venerable cultural institutions — the Art Institute of Chicago. The play asks questions such as, “When is a piece of graffiti a work of art, and when is it a crime?” and “Who gets to decide which is which?”

The production is directed by Chicago-based actor and director and 2014 Notre Dame alumna Zuri Eshun. New York actor Eric Ways, a 2018 Notre Dame alumnus, joins the student cast in the role of Seven.