Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Facing Our Truth


In 2013, The New Black Fest in New York City commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege. This commission resulted in a collection of one-acts titled Facing our Truth which continue to be presented around the country often around February 5th, Trayvon Martin’s birthday. Facing Our Truth‘s purpose is to spark serious discussion in our collective communities around these urgent issues.

In light of recent tragic events in our own community and the need for an effective response to our County’s challenges around race, bias and privilege, Yvette Jamuna Sirker, Kristen van Ginhoven and Gwendolyn VanSant present a staged reading of these plays. Professional actors will perform alongside community members. A facilitated community conversation will follow. This event is sponsored by Berkshire Theater Group and Mass Humanities. Proceeds from this event support the work of Multicultural BRIDGE.

Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 7:30p
Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Tickets: $15

To purchase tickets, call (413) 997-4444

Visit the website for more information: http://www.multiculturalbridge.org/events/facingourtruthfebruary6th

2 comments:

Facing truth is sometimes hard to accept that's what I have seen in many people plus I myself was not brave enough in the start to accept the reality and the truth.

Glad to hear about the discussions on race and privilege. These discussions will surely bring frutiful results for the whole community. There should be more platforms for arranging these debates and discussions.

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