Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

Crossing the Street: A Festival of Many Voices at the UNO Theatre

We speak to Steven Williams, Professor at UNO and Head of Design and Production at UNO, Jocelyn Reed and Aaron Butler, both Co-Producers of the Crossing the Street Festival at UNO and also UNO Fine Arts students.  Jocelyn and Aaron produced and directed a festival of plays, poetry and prose which celebrates BIPOC voices and addresses the need for difficult conversations about race, gender, and age - and our human connectedness.  The title of the festival has some special origins as well that you'll find out about.  So join us to enjoy our conversation with these three talented individuals, and learn about this valuable festival made for all of us to experience together.

"In America we 'Cross the Street' to avoid difficult dialogues, but we also cross the street to engage them.  What adventure could be bigger than sharing what we experience, or examining what we don't know? A unique student-directed performance project, Crossing the Street is a festival of short plays, poetry, and spoken word, to provide opportunities to performers across a range of ethnicities, ages, and the gender spectrum."

The Festival performances are March 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30PM and Sundays, March 6th and 13th at 2PM at the Weber Fine Arts Theatre.  There will be a Preview Performance on March 2nd at 7:30PM.  Tickets are available online here: 


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