Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO. Antigone in Ferguson fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of Sophocles’ Antigone with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions about racialized violence, structural oppression, misogyny, gender violence, and social justice.
This special event is presented as part of “The Virtual Experience” 6th Annual Michael Brown Memorial Weekend in honor of the life of Michael Brown Jr., and will foreground the perspective of families who have lost their loved ones to police brutality and community violence. To learn more about Chosen For Change visit: http://www.michaelbrownfoundation.org and to make a contribution to Chosen for Change visit:
Featuring performances by Oscar Isaac, Tracie Thoms, Ato Blankson Wood, Willie Woodmore, Marjolaine Goldsmith, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, De-Rance Blaylock, Duane Martin Foster, Marcelle Davies Lashley, John Leggette, and Gheremi Clay, and the Antigone in Ferguson Choir.
Translated and directed, and facilitated by Bryan Doerries
Music composed and conducted by Dr. Philip Woodmore
Co-facilitated by De-Andrea Blaylock Johnson
Please note that this event is scheduled as part of The 6th Annual Michael Brown Memorial Weekend based in Ferguson, MO. The event start time is 7:30pm Central, 8:30pm Eastern. The start time listed on this page will reflect your geographic location.
The event Zoom link will be distributed and available to registered attendees starting 2 days prior to the event. All of Theater of War Productions‘ events follow the same format:
- The cast will perform the play.
- Four community panelists will kick off the discussion with their gut responses to what resonated with them across time
- We will open the discussion to the audience, facilitated by Bryan Doerries and De-Andrea Blaylock Johnson. During the discussion, please raise your hand using the button at the bottom center of the screen. If called upon, you will be promoted to speak and you will be visible and heard by the entire audience for the duration of your comments. If you would prefer not to be seen, please disable your video when entering the event.
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