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Announcing Our 2017-18 Season!

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG

by Suzan Lori Parks, directed by Dexter J. Singleton

November 2-19, 2017

Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks’ latest riff on the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. This production features Terrance Riggins (Dr. King in The Mountaintop) and longtime CCT actor, Tenisi Davis (Stories, This Is Modern Art, We Are Proud To Present…).

 

SUNSET BABY

by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Jenny Nelson

February 22-March 11, 2018

Kenyatta Shakur is alone. His wife has died, and this former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Nina. If Kenyatta truly wants to reconcile his past, he must first conquer his most challenging revolution of all – fatherhood. Sunset Baby is an energized, vibrant, and witty look at the point where the personal and political collide. One of the most exciting and distinctive voices in America. Morisseau is the playwright of our first season hit, Detroit ’67.

FRESHWORKS New Play Festival (click HERE to submit your play)

June 8-9, 2018

A weekend long Festival of brand new American plays and conversations. We’re looking for new, unproduced scripts from playwrights. Submissions through September 31, 2017.  Three plays will be selected, with one Grand Prize winner and two semi-finalists. Each selected play will receive a staged reading and cash award. Want more info, click the link above!

*Additional Special Events to be announced throughout the season. Tickets on sale soon.

*Special Thanks to our 2016-17 season supporters, New Alliance Foundation, International Association of New Haven, Arts Council of Greater New Haven, CT Office of the Arts, Graustein Memorial Fund and the many individual donors and sponsors.

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.

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, Texas, California 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 and Associate Director, Jenny Nelson along with a Board of Directors and features local artists who are directors, composers, musicians, actors, designers 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!