Announcing Our 2016-17 Season!
by Katori Hall, directed by Dexter J. Singleton
January 19-February 4, 2017
A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
Stories of a New America
by The Ensemble of Collective Consciousness Theatre
February 16-18, 2017
In a partnership with IRIS, we developed this play through interviews with more than 100 refugees who have resettled, because of civil unrest in their homeland, in New Haven. Capturing their hopes, fears, past and present, this production is brought to life by five multilingual artists playing more than two dozen roles. This unique play that features diverse stories from Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba and the Congo has already been recognized in the media locally and nationally as a “powerful, original work relevant to the world today.”
Milk Like Sugar
by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Jenny Nelson
March 30-April 9, 2017
It is Annie Desmond’s sixteenth birthday and her friends have decided to help her celebrate in style, complete with a brand new tattoo. Before her special night is over, however, Annie and her friends enter into a life altering pact. When Annie tries to make good on her promise to her friends, she is forced to take a good look at the world that surrounds her.
*Additional Special Events to be announced throughout the season. Tickets on sale for ALL productions soon.
*Special Thanks to our 2016-17 season supporters, New Alliance Foundation, International Association of New Haven 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.
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 and Associate Director, Jenny Nelson 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!