January 1, 2017
Dear Friend of Flint Youth Theatre,
As we begin a new year, we invite you to join us for the second staged-reading of our 2016-2017 Off the Press series, Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege.
Facing Our Truth includes contributions from six diverse playwrights, who were asked to write something in response to the George Zimmerman verdict in 2013. We hope you will join us on Sunday, January 22nd as we present these plays and reflect on how issues around race and privilege continue to impact and shape all of us.
In challenging times, theatre can often be a powerful tool to promote dialogue and encourage healing. Recognizing the very complicated relationship with race and privilege that exists in both our country and local community, Flint Youth Theatre is pleased to present this important collection of short plays that aims to incite serious conversations around these urgent issues.
This reading will feature a cast of familiar faces and some new ones, with adult actors performing alongside some of our older student actors. We are especially excited to feature some of our student actors in this reading, and while this will be a challenging evening of theatre, we can assure you it will be an event you will not want to miss.
As always, the Off the Press series is sponsored by Fandangles, who will also provide the post-show treats. We are also grateful to Dr. Daniel and Donna Anbe for sponsoring this reading of Facing Our Truth.
The reading will be presented at 4pm in the Elgood Theatre, and will be followed by a conversation about the play and its themes with the cast and creative team.
We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
Interim Producing Artistic Director