March 8-10, 2012
at The United Palace Theatre
4140 Broadway at 175th Street
EPIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE Presents
DISPATCHES FROM (A)MENDED AMERICA
by Brandt Adams and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
The Conversation Starter:
We’ve elected a black man as President, so what do we do now? Is the “race question” answered?
It began as a conversation between Godfrey L. Simmons Jr., a 42-year-old black man, and Brandt Adams, a 25-year-old white man. It was post-election 2008 and both men discovered they were nagged by that very same question- In the month leading up to the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Simmons and Adams traveled throughout the American South conducting 100 interviews in an attempt to better understand the significance of the election of America’s first African-American President. DISPATCHES uses live theatre, audience participation and interactive social media to challenge assumptions about race through the words of the writers, the interviewees, and the audience.
To make a reservation go to: http://epictheatreensemble.org/dispatches-from-amended-america
Keep The Conversation Going:
Bring your smart phone to the theatre and interact with the production in real time via Twitter! Your tweets become a part of the fabric of each night’s performance. Make your voice heard.