New Dawn Theatre is standing with Twin Cities’ theaters – Penumbra, Pillsbury House, Yellow Tree, Mixed Blood, Gremlin, Plymouth Congregational Church – to present free outdoor screenings of A Breath for George. This collection of songs, interviews, and poems were created to honor the life of George Floyd. Artists featured include James T. Alfred, Aimee Bryant, Wanda Christine, Perri Gaffney, Peter Macon, Thomasina Petrus, T. Mychael Rambo, Frank Sentwali, Regina Marie Williams and Jevetta Steel. Interviews with Melvin Carter Jr., Sarah Bellamy, Harvey Blanks, James Craven, Talvin Wilks and Professor John Wright are also in the collection. All screenings are free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for local charities.
George Floyd was brutally killed on May 25, 2020, by a Minneapolis Police Department officer. A Breath for George was created by New Dawn Theatre and Minnesota artists as a platform to honor Mr. Floyd’s life, speak to this moment and moments past openly and honestly, and to share avenues which promote hope and positive changes for the future. A Breath for George gives voice to the ways Black citizens and residents historically have been negatively affected emotionally, physically and financially by systemic racism and nationwide police violence.
“There is value in people knowing that they are not alone in the way that they are feeling right now,” says New Dawn Artistic Director Austene Van. “There is also value in speaking truth to people who have never heard our stories or ever been in position to hear our stories.”
New Dawn Theatre’s mission is to draw brilliance out of shadows by illuminating & supporting cutting edge works of overlooked, underrepresented communities of our theatrical landscape through innovative, exciting & excellent theater productions.
JUNE 14-21 at various locations
Sunday, June 14 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM PILLSBURY HOUSE AND THEATER 3501 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55407
Monday, June 15 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM MIXED BLOOD THEATRE 1501 South 4th Street Minneapolis, MN 55454
Tuesday, June 16 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM PENUMBRA THEATRE 270 N Kent Street St. Paul, MN 55102
Wednesday, June 17 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM GREMLIN THEATRE Annex Building 550 Vandalia Street #177 St. Paul, MN 55114
Thursday, June 18 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1900 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
Friday, June 19 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM PENUMBRA THEATRE 270 N Kent Street St. Paul, MN 55102
Saturday, June 20 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM PILLSBURY HOUSE AND THEATER 3501 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55407
Sunday, June 21 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM YELLOW TREE THEATRE 320 5th Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369
TICKETS: FREE. Please visit newdawntheatre.org to volunteer or donate to a listed organization committed to rebuilding our communities and eradicating systemic racism.
Video will also be available for screening on the New Dawn Theatre website.