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BREAKING DAWN: THE AMERICAN MYTH

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BREAKING DAWN: THE AMERICAN MYTH

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 11:00AM EDT

A series of archival performances centering on Black Thinkers, Breaking Dawn: The American Myth examines the complexities and contradictions of the Black American experience. These moving portraits seek to illuminate the beauty and resilience of Black people and Black thought.

This inaugural film features the legacy of cultural strategist, anti-lynching activist, journalist, data gatherer, teacher, and civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells (1862-1931). Through Ida B. Wells' cultural legacy, we aim to ‘Get Free’ as we trace the threads of how a history of violence in the deep-south eerily serves as a microcosm for our modern day context.

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ABOUT THE NET
The Net is an audio performance to help give context to the audience about the production of Breaking Dawn: The American Myth. It is an opportunity for listeners to learn more about political activist and journalist, Ida B Wells, and how her work continues to reverberate today. There will be one Net performance which participants are encouraged to listen to before they watch The American Myth film, and one for afterwards. Each audiocast will feature performers who worked on the piece, as well as guest artists including some local Berkshire community members. To experience previous episodes, visit us at thenetaudio.live.

Artists

Peter Andersen

(Director)

Peter Andersen is currently pursuing his MFA in directing at Carnegie Mellon. He is also a graduate of Emerson College where he obtained his BFA in Acting. Since then he has gone on to work for Steppenwolf Theatre Company as the Steppenwolf For Young Adults Apprentice and

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Sheldon D. Brown

Sheldon D. Brown

(Themself)

Sheldon Brown is on a never-ending journey to stand true in his inner carefree Black boy self. His journey began in Dayton, Ohio where he was raised by a Southern grandmother (Louisiana), daughter of a sharecropper, a strong woman that he cherishes and carries with him everywhere he goes.

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Sara DeViney

(Producer)

Sara DeViney Stampone is a creative producer and connector of people. She has been producing multidisciplinary performances in NYC and beyond (these days, way beyond thanks to technology!) for the last 10 years, and has been gifted with the most incredible group of collaborators along the way. By

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Cloteal L. Horne

Cloteal L. Horne

(Themself)

Cloteal Lee Horne (Her/She),is a dynamic actress, educator, and theatre-maker. Born-and-bred in San Diego California. Her theatre credits include,Off-Broadway: The Steadfast (Slant Theatre Project); Dirty Blood (Billie Holiday Theatre). Regional: Twelfth Night; Merry Wives of Windsor; Two Gents.;?Merchant of Venice; Comedy of Errors; Midsummer Night’s Dream; Christmas at Pemberley

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Crown

Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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