Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Guthrie to Offer Free Performances of "Acting Black" August 5 and 6

Straight From the Horse's Mouth

I got this press release in the web-mails today and got so excited I had to come straight out and share it with you. If this is the Guthrie's new mission, I'm all for it - can we get more of the same?

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced that in light of recent local and national events it will invite the community into a conversation about racism by offering free performances of Carlyle Brown’s powerful solo project, Acting Black on August 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dowling Studio. Part performance, part stand-up, and part TED Talk, Acting Black is a 60-minute piece that illuminates the roots of American racism and its consequences for everyone. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the audience, inviting community members to wrestle with important questions and dissect their own beliefs. Tickets are free and may be reserved through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, and online at

Amazing news right?! So excited to see how our local arts organizations are getting engaged to advocate for social change and the uptick in interest for featuring artists of color. All I can say is, give me more. 

And if you want to see one of the most beautiful memorials for Philando Castille, check out the recent release from Pollen - it's absolutely stunning and can be found by clicking on this link.