PROGRESS THEATRE (PT) is an international touring ensemble of multi-disciplined performers committed to using art to encourage social consciousness, cross-community dialogue and cultural awareness amongst audiences diverse in race, age and spiritual background.
"When we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise." ~Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Here's to ROOTS...for being a Southern-identified organization and refusing the single story of the South and the single story period....and for committedly seeking, instead, to engage structural, communal, social and artistic complexity and multiplicity...and for understanding that anything less would be dangerous. ...
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.