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A black and white image with the text that says "A Behind the Scenes Look at Parable of the Sower"

It takes almost a year from when a production is chosen for our season to full realization on stage. From estimating space needs and resources, renting equipment and scheduling crew, to production schedules and load in, production of a show is all about collaboration. Our entire production department of 15 is wholly committed to making sure each artist’s vision is respected and brought to life. The following is a glimpse of the process through our…

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Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower has become an ever present staple in American literature, and though published in 1993, remains continuously relevant today. With rising mounting concerns surrounding climate change and the proverbial end of the world, Parable of the Sower offers us lessons on survival, community, and striving for a sense of normalcy amongst the chaos. The impact of Butler’s work goes beyond Parable of the Sower, dubbed the godmother of Afrofuturism…

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Toshi Reagon singing into a microphone

Self described as a “postmodern rhythm & blues woman who’s got something special,” it is no surprise that Toshi Reagon has captured the attention of artists and activists worldwide. Toshi is many things — a musician, writer, composer, and producer just to name a few — and the combination of her skills and voice have created a movement that ties the political to the artistic, to song to the earth, and the personal to the…

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An image from Chilean protests with a crowd of people holding up protest signs and Chilean flags.

In his poem “Harlem,” Langston Hughes posed the famous question “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun?… Or does it explode?  On October 18, 2019, Chile exploded into an intergenerational conflict that brought several million people into the streets all over the country for weeks on end. It was touched off by the government’s announcement that they would be raising the subway fares and the spontaneous…

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