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Progess Theatre Presents: The Burnin'

Event Type: Theatre
Facility: Theatre 1 (TAT)
Presented By: ART2ACTION, INC.
Description: 
Art2Action Inc., in collaboration with USF, presents Progress Theatre’s The Burnin’ (by Cristal Chanelle Truscott). The Burnin’ is a NeoSpiritual inspired by two major U.S. nightclub tragedies: the 
Rhythm Night Club Fire of Natchez, MI (1940) and the E2 Club Stampede of Chicago, IL (2003). Following a group of clubgoers through catastrophe to assess complex intersections of race, gender 
and community during times of trauma and survival, the piece not only questions a multitude of stereotypes, it actively answers and dis-assembles them. Weaving dialogue and original song, The 
Burnin’ traces how African Americans receive and redefine legacies of Black identity to accommodate their contemporary realities. Re-imagining these American tragedies, The Burnin’ 
invites us to look deeper into personal and communal definitions of freedom, empowerment and the course of "progress" we all have the power to chart. The performance will be immediately followed by 
a post-show dialogue with the artists. 
Date: 2/21/2015
Event Information: For additional event information, please visit: http://art2action.org/eleven-reflections-on-september .
 
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Location: TAT-Hall/Stage
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
 
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