OWLL (On With Living and Learning)

in collaboration with Fort Point Theatre Channel presents

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Hidden Faces of Courage 

A Lot on Our Minds: Dexter Miller (l), Donald Culpepper (c), and William Miller/photos by Joel Benjamin

A Lot on Our Minds: Dexter Miller (l), Donald Culpepper (c), and William Miller/photos by Joel Benjamin

By Mary Driscoll, with Members of
On With Living and Learning
Directed by Tasia A. Jones
Music by Allyssa Jones

A Lot on Our Minds
(Staged Reading)

A Creative Collaboration by OWLL
Directed by Tasia A. Jones
Choreography by Ingrid Osland

Music by Allyssa Jones

Cambridge YMCA
Central Square
820 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Friday, March 20 @ 7:30
Saturday, March 21 @ 4 pm & 8 pm
Thursday, March 26 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, March 27 @ 7:30
Saturday, March 28 @ 4 pm & 8 pm

Tickets: $25; $15 for students & seniors
To order, click here or call 800-838-3006
(Note: Cash & checks only at the door)

 

In 2013, On With Living and Learning (OWLL) premiered Hidden Faces of Courage, with full houses every night for this workshop production.

Now OWLL in collaboration with Fort Point Theatre Channel presents a remixed and reimagined Hidden Faces of Courage, preceded by a staged reading of A Lot On Our Minds, reflections from youth about their experiences with incarceration and police interaction.

Both plays combine monologues, spirituals, and rap to portray the struggles of a group of mothers reentering their communities from prison and the effects on the youth living in the shadow of their incarceration. The scripts were conceived by OWLL founder Mary Driscoll and are a creative collaboration with members of OWLL.

Hidden Faces of Courage: Theresa Chiasson (l) and Shalaye Camillo/photo by Daniel J. van Ackere

Hidden Faces of Courage: Theresa Chiasson (l) and Shalaye Camillo/photo by Daniel J. van Ackere

Here's what an audience member wrote after viewing a workshop performance of Hidden Faces of Courage: “This has to be the most inspiring play I have seen since For Colored Girls. . . . A MUST SEE!”

Estimated running time: 80 minutes. For ages 14 and up.

Cast, Hidden Faces of Courage

Liana Asim
Shalaye Camillo
Theresa Chiasson
Alissa Cordeiro
Chris Everett
Johnnie McQuarley
Ela Quezada

Cast, A Lot on Our Minds

Giftson Joseph
Dexter Julian Miller

The Staff

Tasia A. Jones, Director
Allyssa Jones, Composer/Sound Designer
Ian W. King, Lighting Designer
Anne Loyer, Set Designer
Forrest Walter, Costume/Prop Designer
Ingrid Osland, Choreographer, A Lot on Our Minds
Molly Burman, Stage Manager
Dana Atterbury, Carpenter
Daniel J. van Ackere, Photographer
Allyssa Jones & Marc S. Miller, Marketing
Nick Thorkelson, Graphic Design