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The Theatre School at DePaul University Presents WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present We Are Proud to Present... by Jackie Sibblies Drury, and directed by Erin Kraft on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University. The production opens on Friday, February 10, and runs through Sunday, February 19, 2017. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on February 8 and 9 at 7:30 PM.

About the play: An ensemble of eager, well-meaning young actors devises a play about a nearly forgotten African genocide. When their artistic director suggests they should not read the German letters that make up the core of their presentation, the group must come to terms with the fact that they can't tell a new story until they have unearthed the original one.

Tickets are $15, preview tickets are $10, and student tickets are always $5. Subscriptions and group rates (6 or more people) are available. All tickets are reserved seating. Tickets are available by calling 773.325.7900 or visiting http://theatre.depaul.edu.

The Theatre School at DePaul University is located at 2350 N Racine Ave (at Fullerton). The school is easily accessible via the Fullerton CTA Station and the Fullerton (74) bus. Visitors and audience members can park in DePaul University's Clifton Parking Deck, located at 2330 N Clifton Avenue. Please call the Box Office for more information.

For patrons who are blind or have low-vision, the 2 PM performance on February 19 will include audio description services, as well as a pre-performance touch tour. Call 773.325.7900. The performance on February 19 will also be interpreted in American Sign Language. TTY: 773.325.7975.

Wednesday, February 15 (7:30 PM) is USO of IL Night, U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families can attend the performance for free. Visit www.tixfortroops.org to reserve tickets, or call 773.325.7900 for more information. Additional special events include an Opening Night reception following the performance on February 10, and post-show discussions on February 12 and 16.

The cast features Ayanna Bria Bakari (Actor 6/Black Woman), Keith Illidge (Actor 4/Another Black Man), Michael Morrow (Actor 2/Black Man), Sam Straley (Actor 1/White Man), Arie DuPree Thompson (Actor 3/ Another White Man), and Tuckie White (Actor 5/Sarah),

?The production team includes Erin Kraft (Director), Sophie Hartler (Technical Director), Jessica Olson (Scenic Designer), Olivia Engobor (Costume Designer), Joseph Clavell (Lighting Designer), Haley Feiler (Sound Designer), Hampton Cade (Dramaturg), Lauren Quinlan (Dramaturg), and Erin Collins (Stage Manager).?

Erin Kraft is in her final year of the MFA Directing program at The Theatre School at DePaul University. Before moving to Chicago, she worked on the artistic staff of Seattle Repertory Theatre for eight years as the Literary and Casting Associate and, later, Casting Director. Recent projects include readings of MT Cozzola's Creep and productions of Circle Mirror Transformation, Tender, The Lady from the Sea, and The Merchant of Venice. Favorite new play experiences include directing the world premiere of Holly Arsenault's Undo (Annex Theatre, Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play), the world premiere of Paul Mullin's Ballard House Duet (Custom Made Plays/Washington Ensemble Theatre), and Joanna Garner's 100 Heartbreaks at the Bumbershoot Music Festival. At Seattle Repertory Theatre, she's helmed workshops of The Cut and The Manor by Holly Arsenault, Summerland by Arlitia Jones, and 100 Heartbreaks by Joanna Garner. Erin is a member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab and recently finished an artistic apprenticeship at Chicago Dramatists.



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