The Inheiritance Project

Todays Date: 06/28/22
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Is a national non-profit arts organization which engages communities by putting their lived experiences in conversation with inherited texts using a unique methodology of research, play, and reflection that involves audiences throughout the creative process. www.inheiritance.org


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

THE GENESIS PLAYS  | Open: 05/01/18 Close: 05/18/18
Over the past three years, The In[heir]itance Project devised THE GENESIS PLAYS by entrenching themselves in five mid-sized US cities and opening up the creative process so those communities could participate and develop a deeper connection to the performance and the biblical narratives that inspire the project. The process includes text study with artists and clergy, devising workshops, open rehearsals with participating organizations and houses of worship, performance talkbacks, and community engagement events where local artists and audiences also respond to the source material.

Each GENESIS PLAY is inspired by the narrative of a matriarch or patriarch from the book of Genesis and devised with communities in a different city. THE ABRAHAM PLAY (Twin Cities 2015) follows a Wall Street stock jock searching for a lost deed in a scavenger hunt where the audience holds the clues. In THE REBECCA PLAY (Charleston 2016), the city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. THE JACOB PLAY (Austin 2016) is a hard-hitting, smackdown, knockout wrestling extravaganza! THE LEAH/RACHEL PLAY (Seattle 2017) investigates sisterhood using filmed interviews of sisters of all ages, live music, and ancient papyrus. And in THE SARAH PLAY (Kansas City 2017), three actors struggle with how to tell a sacred shared narrative of the Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions, when there are multiple accounts of the truth.

 


About the Company: The Inheiritance Project

Is a national non-profit arts organization which engages communities by putting their lived experiences in conversation with inherited texts using a unique methodology of research, play, and reflection that involves audiences throughout the creative process. www.inheiritance.org

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