Can You See Me?
Choreographed and performed by Fern Katz and Taylor King.
“Can You See Me?” is an invitation to look into two varied human experiences, a friendship, individual struggles, joy, and how everything converges. While this piece began as an exploration of relationships, after the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, our focus shifted. We began to ask ourselves what the audience might see in us upon first appearance. This led us to discuss how different our experiences have been, shaped in part by external perceptions because of the color of our skin. No matter our intersectional experiences, Blackness and Whiteness are always at the forefront.
We believe the first steps towards societal change begin with the individual. We ask you to join us as we explore de-centering Whiteness and celebrate human life and strength in the midst of hardship.
This performance will take place on The Foundry Green, and includes a short talk-back.
In order to offer our patrons the safest and most enjoyable experience possible, social distance policies will be in effect through the 2020 season. All guests must wear their masks when out of their seats. The bar will not be open during the performance but guests are welcome to get a drink out on the Patio Bar once the performance is complete.
(This program is supported in part by a grant from the West Stockbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.)