|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.
A unique opportunity to be part of the process of developing new work and responding to how that work generates dialogue in community.
All proceeds go to the Root Social Justice Center to help develop vital
community discussions around racial equality.
100% of the proceeds from the performance will benefit THE ROOT SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTER, Brattleboro, VT. (www.therootsjc.org)
Tickets and more information can be found at gaspingwhitenessputney.brownpapertickets.com.