Immanuel Lutheran Events

White Privilege - Performance

November 07, 2021

Uncomfortable real stories surrounding the Black experience

Sunday, November 7, 3 - 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel (Luther Hall)

Immanuel is offering this performance in conjunction with the City of Eden Prairie Human Rights and Diversity Commission

Description: Performed in a series of vignettes by both White and Black actors, the show engages and informs with genuine passion and compassion, and helps the audience to understand how and why white privilege exists. The show, which is performed in two acts with one intermission, engages and informs the audience with genuine passion and compassion. It helps the audience to understand that white privilege exists: this is not a commentary that is ‘anti-white,’ but rather a commentary on how people perceive each other.”

Discussion: a discussion will follow the performance.

Age recommendation: Recommended for ages 13+ due to strong subject matter and some mild profanity.

Covid Protocol: All actors and crew are fully vaccinated. Audience members must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or that they have received a negative test result in the past 72 hours. Audience members and crew must wear masks regardless of vaccination status. We will be closely monitoring and adhering to CDC guidelines as well as that of individual venues, and will continue to post current requirements on our website at chainreactiontp.com

Tickets: $20 tickets can be purchased at chainreactiontp.simpletix.com. Pay-What-You-Can tickets available at the door by cash, check or credit card. All seating is general admission. Pre-purchase strongly recommended.  If you cannot attend the Immanuel performance please consider attending at another time/date/location.

 

More Information

Playwright Malaina Moore, a young Black woman, wrote WHITE PRIVILEGE when she was a student at Marquette University studying Theatre and Social Justice. The play has been produced four times to sold-out audiences in both Milwaukee and Madison, including one performance for a group of law enforcement officers. Moore’s play reflects her personal experiences and was inspired by a Facebook post that sparked discussion about what the term “white privilege” means to different people.  

Chain Reaction Theatre Project Founder and Artistic Director Shelley Smith says, “This play builds upon many of the issues from previous Chain Reaction Theatre Project productions that disproportionately affect People of Color. As Minnesota continues to struggle with racial disparities that are among the largest in the country, the state is growing more diverse as the white population declines. This play is especially timely following the killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright, as more people are beginning to wake up and pay attention to the numerous BIPOC people who are senselessly brutalized and marginalized. True to our mission, the performances will raise awareness of the issues and show audiences how they can be part of the solution.” 

By partnering with venues and social justice organizations throughout the Twin Cities, Chain Reaction Theatre Project encourages audiences, leading up to and following performances, to gain a deeper understanding of the issues that Black people struggle with on a daily basis, and how white people can begin to take a closer look at themselves in order to be a part of dismantling racism.  

Chain Reaction Theatre Project

Chain Reaction Theatre Project ignites the human spirit by creating compelling, entertaining and socially conscious theatre, inspiring audiences, artists and communities to be more socially conscious world citizens.

Their vision is to use the powerful and entertaining art form of theatre, to create entertaining and thought-provoking works that focus on social justice issues, ranging in scope from local to global, in order to increase awareness and to inspire and encourage audiences and communities to take action.

For each production, they partner with other nonprofits whose work relates to the show’s theme. We provide resource materials at the performances as well as through social media. They also have talkback discussions after performances and produce a wide range of theatre including classic and contemporary texts, dramas, comedies, adaptations of existing texts as well as new works, while using a variety of performing arts mediums.

Learn more about Chain Reaction Theatre

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