Thursday, January 27, 2022

Oscar Isaac, Tracie Thoms, and More to Perform ‘Antigone in Ferguson’ for Theater of War Productions

As a part of the 6th Annual Michael Brown Memorial Weekend in honor of the life of Michael Brown Jr., Theater of War Productions — a company that presents community-specific, theater-based projects that address pressing public health and social issues — has announced a special performance of Antigone in Ferguson.

Conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, Antigone in Ferguson is a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO.

As per Theater of War,

‘Antigone in Ferguson’ fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of Sophocles’ ‘Antigonewith live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City.

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Performers will include Oscar Isaac, Tracie Thoms, Ato Blankson Wood, Willie Woodmore, Marjolaine Goldsmith, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, De-Rance Blaylock, and Duane Martin Foster and the Antigone in Ferguson Choir.

This performance is meant to incite panel and audience-driven discussions about radicalized violence, structural oppression, misogyny, gender violence, and social justice. After the cast performs the play, four community panelists will open up a dialogue, and then the audience will have the opportunity to participate as well.

This free event will take place via Zoom on August 9 at 7:30 p.m. CST/8:30 p.m. EST. You can register here.

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