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Vanye

Presented with Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble
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Vanye

A new adaptation of Uncle Vanya centered around a black family living in St. Louis

Sunday, May 17 at 7:00pm

Vanye, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm’s adaptation of the Chekhov classic, Uncle Vanya, takes on issues of gentrification, exploring our complicated relationships with corporations, community, and social capital in “developing” spaces. For Chisholm: “Uncle Vanya is a story about limitations. It’s about people who understand, in their bodies, that they aren’t entitled to anything – least of all happiness. But never-the-less, they persevere. In order to truly capture this feeling of hopelessness and endurance, the adaptation must center around a black family living in my hometown: St. Louis.” Chisholm is a National New Play Network Affiliated Artist, and has received the 2018 Smith Prize for Political Theater for Vanye, a commission award established in 2006 by Timothy Jay Smith and a group of socially conscious donors to encourage emerging playwrights to tackle the pressing issues of our times.

 

A limited number of complimentary tickets are held for all Noise Now events. Please contact Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Director of Cultural Programming, at jmunozproulx@anoisewithin.org to check availability for this event.

artists + cast

Creative

  • Director: Gregg T. Daniel
  • Artistic Associate: Veralyn Jones
  • Artistic Associate: Yvonne Huff Lee
  • Artistic Associate: Jason Delane Lee
  • Managing Director: Courtney Oliphant
  • Program Director: Doug Oliphant

Cast

  • Performers: Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble Company Members

LOWER DEPTH’s mission is to explore the diverse experiences of the African diaspora and beyond. As an ensemble of theatre artists, they strive to awaken and enliven the community with transformative programming that celebrates authentic human stories told through the lens of the artist of color. Their vision is to transform perspectives, overcome obstacles for understanding, and create space for a new cultural narrative to unfold. lower-depth.com