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Through Our Eyes: Telling Untold Stories Day-Long Workshop

Join Spotlight Education & Perpich Center for Arts Education on 
Saturday, Feb. 26 in person at The Hennepin event center
900 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403

CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are available for these sessions. 

1-3pm
Through Our Eyes: Telling Untold Stories
Exposed Brick Theatre is dedicated to telling untold stories, centering omitted narratives and creating art at the intersection of identities. Their newest project commissioned eight playwrights in 2020 to write about the multiple pandemics impacting their communities. EBT’s artistic leadership Aamera Siddiqui, Eliza Rasheed and Suzy Messerole will share how invisibility impacts BIPOC students when the canon taught does not represent them and they will also share their approach to creating a theater ecosystem that is more accessible.  Join us to imagine possibilities for decentering whiteness in theater education, and to engage in an arts activity to inspire students to create their own stories.

3:15-4:15pm
SouLit Yoga with Kenna Cottman

4:15-5pm
Evaluating the Syllabus in Terms of DEI
In her essay Navigating Anti-racism in an Anti-black Landscape, dancer and educator Nyama McCarthy-Brown examines the ways in which she has upheld structures of whiteness and racism in her own teaching practice. In this session, Theater Education Specialist Stephanie Lein Walseth will lead a discussion of McCarthy-Brown's discoveries and introduce a tool for evaluating theater syllabi from an antiracist perspective.

5-7pm
Happy Hour and Dinner (at the Hennepin)
Dinner will be provided by Breaking Bread Café. Please complete the form below to inform us of any dietary restrictions.

7-7:30pm
Travel to the Jungle Theater
The Jungle Theater is located at 2951 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408. Participants will need to arrange their own transportation and parking.

7:30-10pm
Redwood at the Jungle Theater
Join us for a 7:30pm viewing of Redwood, directed by H. Adam Harris and written by Brittany K. Allen: Meg and Drew, an interracial couple, are thrown into crisis when Meg’s uncle discovers Drew belongs to the family that owned Meg’s relatives in an antebellum Kentucky. What are the ways love can and cannot transcend both modern social barriers and historical power structures? Meg and Drew must learn if it is possible to forgive, champion, or fully understand a person who is beloved but fundamentally other.
**Please note that the Jungle Theater will be requiring masks for audience members, as well as proof of vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of showtime.

Event details
Masks are required at The Hennepin unless actively eating or drinking and our Studio 900 event space has plenty of room for social distancing. Registration is capped at 20, and if there is enough interest on the waiting list, we may offer a second session. Parking validations for the FAIR School ramp (10th & Hennepin) will be provided.

Registration fee - $20
Your registration fee will help offset the cost of the presenters and cover your catered dinner. The fee is $20 and you can pay below by credit card to hold your spot for this event. If cost is a barrier, scholarships are available. Reach out to us at spotlighteducation@hennepintheatretrust.org.

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