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Pictured: Cast of “We are Proud to Present a Presentation…”
Steppenwolf for Young Adults has announced the cast and design team for its upcoming production of “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, co-directed by Hallie Gordon and Gabrielle Randle.
The cast features Will Alan (Actor 3/Another White Man), Taylor Blim (Actor 5/Sarah), Jeffrey Owen Freelon Jr. (Actor 2/Black Man), Michael Holding (Actor 1/White Man), Daniel Kyri (Actor 3/Another Black Man) and Jennifer Latimore (Actor 6/Black Woman).
The production team includes Arnel Sancianco (Scenic Design), Izumi Inaba (Costume Design), Heather Sparling (Lighting Design), Cooper Forsman (Sound Design), Michelle Medvin (Stage Manager), and JC Clementz (Casting Director).
When a group of actors gathers together to give a presentation about a long-forgotten—or possibly never remembered—genocide, they realize that summaries based on history books aren’t nearly enough to capture the complexity of human extermination—or human interaction. “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation…” tells the story of what happens when, in an effort to dig deeper, the nobly intentioned ensemble crashes into their own simmering fears and unconscious prejudices, coming face to face with the potential for brutality in all of us.
Public performances of “We are Proud to Present a Presentation…” will take place March 2, March 9, and March 16. Weekday performances have been reserved for over 15,000 Chicago Public School students. For more information visit steppenwolf.org.