Spectrum Theatre Company, Austin’s premier African-American Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Dougherty Arts Center, will present a stage reading of FACING OUR TRUTH: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege, at the Dougherty Arts Center Theater on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. One performance only. No advance reservations are required for the performance. The reading is free and open to the public. Following the reading the audience is invited to a short discussion with actors and director. Parking is free but limited in the Dougherty parking lots.
"The playwrights [of FACING OUR TRUTH...] are Latino, white, Middle Eastern, Asian-American and black ... [The theatre event] was inspired by the debates and nationwide protests that greeted George Zimmerman’s July 13 acquittal in the killing of Mr. Martin, an unarmed black teenager." - Keith Josef Adkins, quoted in The New York Times
“This country has a very complicated relationship with race and privilege. There's no way around it. It has an impact on whose lives we deem suspect and expendable and whose we do not.” - Keith Josef Adkins, Artistic Director of The New Black Fest
"Like no other form, theatre definitely promotes dialogue ... It puts us all in a room together, so we’re not just showing the work—we’re also opening communication around the issues that the work stirred up." - Dominique Morisseau, quoted in Theatre Communications Group
Facing Our Truth was originally presented at the Martin Segal Theatre Center at CUNY Graduate Center in association with The New Black Fest (Keith Josef Adkins, Artistic Director) in New York City on December 5, 2103.
FACING OUR TRUTH is funded by the City of Austin and is presented in collaboration with the Dougherty Arts Center.
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance please contact (512) 974-3914 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.