Gasping Whiteness

Coming soon to Sandglass Theater

Gasping Whiteness explores the impact of white supremacy on parenting in progressive, middle class communities.  The play tells the stories of two families (one white and one African-American) as they encounter divides of race and struggle to respond.  Presented as a staged reading, Gasping Whiteness runs one hour and is followed by a one hour facilitated dialogue, exploring how the themes of the play speak to our lives and our stories.

The cross-racial, cross-generational ensemble includes playwright Will MacAdams and social justice educator/theatre maker Trenda Loftin (who co-directs and also perform in the piece); two Western MA child actors, ages ten and eleven; and Atlanta-based visual artist Angela Davis Johnson, who developed its visual landscape.

Sandglass Co-Founder Eric Bass says “Will MacAdams has been a friend and colleague of Sandglass for many years. His work has addressed issues of race and class in the US in profoundly original ways. Will’s piece, Gasping Whiteness, is a vital exploration of why and how racism and a changing demographics necessitates a conversation that we are all part of.”

100% of the proceeds from the performance will benefit THE ROOT SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTER, Brattleboro, VT. (
Tickets and more information can be found at           

April Workshop Weekends at Sandglass

There is still space in the weekend workshops at Sandglass!

  • Puppet Building
    with Ines Zeller Bass and Jana Zeller April 5 – 7
  • Introduction to Performing with Puppets
    with Eric Bass and Shoshana Bass April 12 – 14
Reserve your spot at or by calling 802 387 4051.
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