by Bruce Norris.
2011 Pulitzer Prize in Drama & 2012 Tony Award winner for best play.
This wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each is inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Act One takes place in 1959 as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house fifty years later, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
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Cast and Creative Team:
Scott Horvik*: Russ / Dan
Pam Strait*: Bev / Kathy
Belinda Ampofo: Francine / Lena
Ibukun Awosika: Albert / Kevin
Blaine Edwards*: Jim / Tom
Anna Pieri: Betsy / Lindsey
Jeremy Ellsworth: Karl / Steve
Drew Swenson: Kenneth
Set Design: Gabriel Gomez
Technical Direction: David Ahumada
Costume Design: Kristin Sauter
Lighting Design: Jordan Green
Sound Design: Joel Farren*
* denotes Theatre B Ensemble Member
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We are excited to announce our 12th season.
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May 1-3, 2013
North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.
Theatre B is proud to be a featured artist for this incredible symposium!
What is Playing on Common Ground?
Playing on Common Ground will feature artists and academics who will, through a combination of workshops, presentations, and cross-disciplinary conversations, challenge our preconceptions of theatre's role in the community and university by utilizing ideas and methodologies that place theatre in a broader context than the single production model.
Award-winning theatre director Ann Bogart writes:
"Over the past several years we have experienced a seismic shift in the way the world functions. Any notion of a certain, stable or inevitable future has vanished. We are living in what the Polish philosopher Zygmunt Bauman calls, liquid modernity. We are confronted with challenges never previously encountered.
“In the midst of all this reeling and realignment, the moment is ripe to activate new models for and proposals about how arts organizations can function and flourish in the present climate and into our uncertain future. How can we begin to think of ourselves, rather than stagers of plays, as orchestrators of social interactions in which a performance is a part, but only a fragment of that interaction? How can we develop communities of individuals who are participants of an ongoing dialogue?"
Playing on Common Ground will explore these questions and others through hands-on learning, peer to peer conversation, and interdisciplinary brainstorming.
Who should attend?
Theatre artists, performance practitioners, students, community leaders, social entrepreneurs . . . in short, anyone intrigued or passionate about using theater and storytelling to build a better society.
Call for Projects and Proposals
The symposium committee is currently seeking projects and proposals. Please click here for more information.
With your generosity, we raised over $17,000 on Giving Hearts Day to fuel the mission of Theatre B.
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