Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with SYA's WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION...
Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) second play of the 2018-19 season, which asks, "When you feel lost, how do you find your way?" Steppenwolf for Young Adults Artistic Director Hallie Gordon and Gabrielle Randle co-direct We Are Proud to Present A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915, which will include a tour to six Chicago neighborhoods in partnership with Steppenwolf Education City Connections partners, BUILD, Inc, the Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library. Each stop on the tour is open to the public and will include a community workshop, a performance of the play and a post-show discussion.
Public performances at Steppenwolf for We Are Proud to Present a Presentation... will take place March 2 at 3pm & 7:30pm; March 8 at 7:30pm; March 9 at 3pm & 7:30pm; March 15 at 7:30pm; and March 16 at 3pm & 7:30pm in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press Opening is Saturday, March 2 at 3pm. Single tickets to public performances ($15-20) are on sale now through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Weekday performances are reserved for school groups only; more than 15,000 Chicago Public School students will see SYA productions each year. More info at steppenwolf.org/education. See show page for content advisory and details. *Recommended for ages 14+
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation...features Will Allan (Actor 3/Another White Man), Terry Bell (Actor 2/Black Man), Taylor Blim (Actor 5/Sarah), Jeffrey Owen Freelon Jr. (Actor 4/Another Black Man), Michael Holding (Actor 1/White Man) and Jennifer Latimore (Actor 6/Black Woman). Previously announced Daniel Kyri is no longer in the cast due to a scheduling conflict.
There's more to history than what's in the books. We Are Proud to Present a Presentation... tells the story of what happens when a group of actors explore the long forgotten--or possibly never remembered--history of German colonization of Namibia and its devastating effects. This gut-wrenching, intelligent, often funny-until it's not- play asks us, what happens when we only have one side of the story?
Photo Credit: Juli Del Prete
Jeffrey Owen Freelon Jr. and Michael Holding