We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia.
Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika,
Between the Years 1884-1915
by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Damon Krometis
A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century. We Are Proud to Present … takes place largely in a rehearsal room that descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors—three black and three white—attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, and what seemed a faraway place and time comes all too close to home.
Please note, We Are Proud to Present … deals with mature themes, and contains both offensive language and representations of racial bias, including threats of violence. This content is necessary to the author’s intentions, but may be upsetting for some viewers.
The Sunday, October 30th performance will be ASL Interpreted
WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT... is presented by arrangement with Dramatic Publishing
311 Washington Street, Woodstock, IL 60098-3308