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The Scottsboro Boys: Inspiring Community Hope and Understanding

General Info

Grant Name The Scottsboro Boys: Inspiring Community Hope and Understanding
Organization Phoenix Theatre, Inc.
Amount $5,000
City Phoenix, AZ

Description

In April 2017 Phoenix Theatre in collaboration with Black Theatre Troupe present the musical, The Scottsboro Boys, at Phoenix Theatre. Twenty-four post-show discussions and three community panels will be held during the run of the production, referencing the controversial story of nine black teenagers from Alabama, who in 1931 were sentenced for a crime they didn’t commit.
Community panels include: the understanding minstrel theatre, art inspiring justice, and building community action. Engage in conversation around the present state of our society, share stories, and ask questions after the performances. The three community panels are free and open to the public.

Phoenix Theatre will collaborate with Black Theatre Troupe to present the musical, The Scottsboro Boys, in Phoenix Theatre’s Hormel Theatre April 5-23, 2017. Twenty-four post-show discussions and three community panels will be held during the run of the production, referencing the controversial story of nine black teenagers from Alabama, who in 1931 were sentenced for a crime they didn’t commit. Each community panel will present a different theme and present a safe environment in which to generate conversation around the present state of our society, offer the opportunity to share stories, experiences, allow questions to be asked, and answers to be pondered.

Grantee Highlight April 2017