Unmasking Empathy: We Are Proud to Present...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, CenterStage/Black Box

"Unmasking Empathy: A Staged Reading of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation..." Join us for a staged reading performed by Williams student actors followed by a group discussion of African American dramatist Jackie Sibblies Drury's 2012 Obie-award winning play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915.  The play tracks the chaotic attempt by an ensemble of six actors to empathize with the both the victims and perpetrators of a historical genocide without stirring up their own histories of racial prejudice, privilege, and violence. Sponsored by The Department of Theatre, with special thanks to the '62 Center Staff.

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