We are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915

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November 22-24, 2019 | Laurie Theater

by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Pascale Florestal

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 actors—three black and three white—attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero people 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.

Article in the NYtimes about the author:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/theater/black-playwrights-theater.html

Performance Schedule

Prices

General Public: $20
Brandeis Community*: $15
Seniors (55+): $15
Students: $5
Student Rush: Free

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