Rising Tide Productions has announced casting for the world premiere of local playwright Lewis Morrow’s ELEPHANT.
Directed by Bob Linebarger, the production will feature Morrow, Casey Jane, Rebecca Munoz, Shawna Peña-Downing, Ellis Wallace, and
“We started this project with an urge to raise money for Lora McDonald, the executive director of MORE2, a local KC social justice non-profit that works to fight systemic racism through awareness and legislative action,” comments Producer Casey Jane. “We met with Lora and up-and-coming KC playwright Lewis Morrow, and had a conversation about creating a story that spoke to MORE2’s message. Out of this, Lewis conceived ELEPHANT, a story based on a real-life incident of a black man being approached by his white female boss with an offensive request – to wear a chicken suit as part
of a presentation to impress the company’s CEO. The play dives into a discussion about racism in the workplace and uplifts the perspective of Black and Latin individuals, showcasing how microaggressions can fester and explode, and how people of color resist and persist against those tensions.”
ELEPHANT runs September 7th – 17th at The Living Room Theatre, 1818 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108. General admission tickets are $25 and available at the door or by clicking here.
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