We Are Proud to Present…

Currently in Chicago at the Victory Gardens Theater directing a reading of We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 by Jackie Sibblies. The reading is part of the theatre’s Ignition 2010 Festival, running through Aug. 22. Sibblies’ play tells the story of a group of actors rehearsing a presentation on a distant genocide, who realize that summaries are not enough. In the actors’ attempt to delve into history they struggle with stereotype, fear, and their own personal histories. For information about the entire Ignition 2010 Festival, check out Victory Gardens.