A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century. We Are Proud to Present … takes place largely in a rehearsal room that descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actorsthree black and three whiteattempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, and what seemed a faraway place and time comes all too close to home.
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code WG9000
- Cast Size 6
- Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 90 min
- Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
- Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781583429457
- "This is an incredibly intense and powerful show. It led to a number of powerful conversations between cast members about comfort, identity, and privilege. We offered a talkback to our audiences to help them process what they saw, share the cast's experiences, and answer any questions they may have."
- Review by Justin Frieman Charles, Round Lake High School, Round Lake, Ill.
Media Reviews"90 minutes of original, enlightening, pulse-pounding theatre. … It's absolutely thrilling … visceral, fiercely intelligent and entertaining." -Backstage
"A genuine THUNDERBOLT … devastatingly funny … dangerous and primal and weird." -The Washington Post
"Bursting with theatrical opportunity and complex ideas … a shattering evening not to be missed by anyone who treasures theatre." -Arts in LA
"Extraordinary." -Time Out New York
"Too few women playwrights deal directly with politics in their work. … Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury refutes this and so much else in her grand play." -The New Yorker
"We Are Proud … impressively navigates the tricky boundaries that separate art and life, the haunted present and the haunting historical past." -The New York Times
|Contemporary Theater Company||South Kingstown||Rhode Island||4/2/2021||5/8/2021|