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  This timeline is re-blogged from Company One’s resource page on We Are Proud to Present… The blog, curated by Company One’s Production Dramaturge, Ramona Ostrowski, can be found here.  Timeline of Events That Led to Genocide 1840s: Germans (first missionaries, then settlers, then soldiers) begin arriving in South West Africa. The two main tribes are the Nama and the Herero, livestock farmers. 1880s: Germany makes South West Africa a colony. The military governor, Major Theodor Leutwein, knows…

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  By Zachary Stevens, ArtsEmerson Creative Producer There has been much anticipation about what to expect from a play with a title like We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia Formerly Known as Southwest Africa from the German Sudwestafrika Between the Years 1884-1915. It is an incredibly funny play but the laughs don’t come free of thought. The play did not give me any concrete answers, either. Rather, it left me…

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  Recently, Company One Theatre dramaturg Ramona Ostrowski spoke with playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury about the native challenges of creating and developing a piece with charged subject matter, and the translations it requires across history, time and space. This weekend, immediately following the 2PM performance of We Are Proud to Present… on Sunday, January 19th, we are proud to present Jackie Sibblies Drury for a conversation to take place in the Bright Family Screening Room on the 4th Floor…

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Thank you for attending Company One and ArtsEmerson’s production of We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwest Afrika, Between the Years 1884-1915! Please take a moment to reflect on your experience of seeing this show and let us know what you think.  1. What were you expecting when you decided to come see this play? 2. What moments in the play surprised you?…

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  By Zachary Stevens FILMS Noises Off…(1992) Experience the chaos and hilarity of actors trying to put on a show. NOISES OFF! is an outrageously funny look at the love, lies, and deceit that take place behind the scenes as a group of ridiculously inept stage actors rehearse a Broadway-bound play! Just when members of this chaotic cast finally get their performances right, everything starts going wrong! African Spirit (2008)  African Spirit is a documentary…

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