A Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, formerly known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, between the Years 1884-1915
By Jackie Sibblies Drury
In a small rehearsal room, a diverse company of 6 actors (including 3 current/former DSers) attempt to devise a performance about the first modern genocide – to chilling effect. Directed by acclaimed intentional theater-maker Shariffa Ali, written by Yale alum and Windham Campbell winner Jackie Sibblies Drury, We Are Proud to Present… is an incendiary, funny-until-it-isn’t play that premiered to universal acclaim and demands answers about the violence of erasure and the politics of performance. What histories and stories get told, and how do we tell them?