Bootstraps: An American Fable

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Bootstraps: An American Fable

Bootstraps: An American Fable

You have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Ready? Set. Go!

Acrobatic, slapstick and sung, two Americans battle their way across a cardboard landscape in search of The Dream. Did we mention they are white, middle class, and kinda unaware? Featuring raw, powerhouse performances from Kaitlin June and Raphael Sacks in the roles they were born to play, and directed by Shawn Shafner, award-winning taboo-breaker. Bootstraps challenges audiences to question how we otherize our neighbors, how success is constructed and the role white people can play in perpetuating and dismantling systems of oppression. Are you ready to play outside the box?

In the slow awakening of contemporary America, white people are learning the many ways in which we/they benefit from an America rooted in white supremacy. Bootstraps is an invitation to engage with honest and open-hearts about the ways racism, classism, and otherism tear at the fabric of our hearts, connections and communities. As communities of color are continually threatened, the time is now for white people to understand our/their role and exploit our/their power towards justice. With minimal design needs and a set made exclusively of recycled cardboard, Bootstraps is a call and catalyst to action.

BOOTSTRAPS TOUR

Friday August 11

Art Monastery Vermont
Springfield, VT
$10-20 sliding scale suggested donation. No one turned away.
Doors at 7:30 show at 8:00

Thursday and Friday, August 17 and 18

Springfield Community Players
Springfield, VT
Doors at 7:00, show at 7:30
$15 Adults
$12 Students/Seniors

Saturday August 19

Earthdance 
Plainfield, MA
$10-20 sliding scale suggested donation. No one turned away.
7:30 PM

Thursday August 24

Living Arts Collective
Durham, NC
$10-20 sliding scale suggested donation. No one turned away.
Doors at 7:30 show at 8:00

Friday August 25

The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain
Chapel Hill NC
$10-20 sliding scale suggested donation. No one turned away.
Doors at 7:30 show at 8:00

Saturday August 26

Culture Mill
Saxapahaw NC, 8/26
Doors at 7:30 show at 8:00
$10-20 sliding scale suggested donation. No one turned away.

 

Raphael Sacks

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