After a month of rehearsals, I am proud to say that "In Response" is officially open. This show has taught me so much about how important it is to have a conversation, ask questions, and make our art matter. We have a voice as artists and it is important to me that I must continue to use mine to tell stories and ignites change in people.
We have received fantastic reviews and still have one more weekend to tell these important stories. The picture below is from a piece called "Two Sandras' written by Samantha Clay. It tells the story of Sandra Bland by comparing what happens to a white woman in the same situation.
This experience has been so wonderful. I am so blessed to get to experience telling this story with such talented actors and directors. I have included photos from the production below. The rest of the dates are April 22, 23 at 8:00PM, and closing night is the 24th at 4:00PM.
"A study on racism that is both timeless and relevant
Towne Street Theatre, L.A.’s premiere African American theatre company, presents “In Response,” a multi-author "response" to systemic racism throughout American history. “In Response” is presented from a historical perspective, spanning from 1800 to 2015, with a collage of original scenes, poems, songs, video, and movement written and created by its members. There will be talkbacks following the Saturday & Sunday performances at The Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood.
As artists of color, the company felt it had to respond to the recent numerous police shootings and violence against unarmed black men and women, including the Black Lives Matter movement, and the brutality suffered by African-Americans, beginning with slavery."