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ANNOUNCING OUR 2015-16 SEASON!

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE HERERO OF NAMIBIA FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST AFRICA, FROM THE GERMAN SUDWESTAFRIKA, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1884-1915

By Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Jenny Nelson

November 5-22, 2015

When a diverse group of actors get together to explore and tell a little known story from the twentieth century, the past crashes into the present and suddenly hits too close to home. “We Are Proud To Present…” is an award winning, new play that is irreverently funny, seriously brave and very timely. There is no one who writes like Jackie Sibblies Drury. She is a true force in the American Theatre. A unique, must see play by one of our nation’s best young talents.

 

INHERITANCE (A NEW WORK IN PROGRESS)

Written and Performed by Aaron Jafferis

Winter 2016

Hip Hop Playwright and Slam Poet Aaron Jafferis returns to the New Haven stage with a new work in progress that explores white privilege, race and class. Aaron’s going back to his roots as he takes the stage solo for an entire weekend of powerful theatre. A captivating, international award winning talent that you will not want to miss. Official dates coming soon.

 

EAST COAST PREMIERE!

THIS IS MODERN ART (Based on True Events)

By Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval, directed by Dexter J. Singleton

March 31- April 17, 2016

A group of young, ambitious graffiti artists set out night after night to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. When this crew finishes the biggest bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and sparks a public debate on where art belongs. We are pleased to introduce you to the work of the dynamic duo of Hip Hop Theatre, Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval. CCT gets back to its roots with this new Hip Hop Theatre production for families 13 and up. Stay tuned for community events taking place in New Haven this spring prior to opening.

 

All productions @ Erector Square, 315 Peck Street, New Haven (Studio D, Building 6 West, 2nd Floor). Performances run Thursday-Sunday. Tickets are $25 Adults, $10 Students. Group Sales discounts are available to groups of 10 or more.

Special thanks to New Alliance Foundation, City of New Haven Mayor’s Arts Grants, Children’s Theatre Foundation of America and the many individual donors and sponsors.

ABOUT US:

Collective Consciousness Theatre is a multicultural theatre company dedicated to social change through the art of live theatre. We produce a two production main stage season, one in the Fall, one in the Spring. We have several productions that are available to tour year around to schools, youth facilities, prisons, communities, and theatres across the country. Each has study guides and can be enhanced with a workshop or residency. We are committed to bringing theatre right to our audiences by touring nationally since 2003. In our short existence, we have toured throughout Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Michigan, and Iowa, reaching more than 10,000 students and adults each year. We believe that theatre is a powerful art form that can inspire others, help them to imagine the possibilities and push them to ignite social change. We know that theatre changes lives and makes the world a better place when presented in a thought-provoking, engaging and honest way. We will learn and grow from theatre with our community. Our small organization, based in New Haven, Connecticut, is led by Executive Director/Board Chair, Dexter J. Singleton along with a Board of Directors and features local artists who are directors, composers, musicians, actors, and writers. They are inspired to create theatre. Collective Consciousness Theatre is 501.c.3 non profit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Please consider giving by clicking here!