Event of Interest: “A Presentation about the Herero of Namibia”

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm to Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
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222 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

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?