This Is Modern Art

by Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin
Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. Called vandals, criminals, even creative terrorists, graffiti artists set out to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, "Where does art belong?"
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 80 -90m
  • Cast: 2f, 4m

Chicago Tribune

"A romantic ode to the art of graffiti and the act of tagging, a piece that demystifies authorial signatures and charts the storied history of graffiti art in Chicago, shouting out its great artists and their canvases, from Kennedy underpasses to CTA train yards."

Gapers Block

"A provocative play . . . that raises philosophical and political questions that are already generating heated discussions among theatergoers of all ages."

Time Out Chicago

"This is a piece about the overwhelming urge not just to create art, but to get it seen--if only by a scant few before the sandblasters come along."

Production History
Mar 21, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018 Denver Center For The Performing Arts DENVER, CO
Oct 27, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016 The Landing Theatre Company Houston, TX
Mar 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2015 Steppenwolf for Young Adults at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago, IL