Ira Knight: “Take Inventory of What We Have”

Part of our “Art and Artists are Essential” collection and invitation.

Ira Knight is a playwright, director, and author, and he is also a business system analyst for Duke Student Affairs. On January 30 and 31, 2020, Knight presented “From Myth To Man: Martin Luther King, An Interpretation” in the Rubenstein Arts Center as part of its arts projects program.

Ira shares a recording of the Jan 30 performance, along with these thoughts for the campus creative community:

“Remember to take inventory of what we have and not what we lack.  In the midst of our physical isolation, we have electricity and technology to remain virtually connected and mentally active.  Imagine our state if the internet did not exist.

The play [“From Myth To Man: Martin Luther King, An Interpretation”] is timely year-round (and not seasonal) as it connects and reminds us of our common humanity, inspiring us to focus on what we can each do to create better days ahead.”— Ira Knight

Watch “From Myth to Man: Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” as performed live at the Rubenstein Arts Center on January 30, 2020.

Ira Knight is a Business Systems Analyst through the Division of Student Affairs at Duke as well as acclaimed playwright, learn more about his work here.