WHITE PRIVILEGE by Malaina Moore tells illuminating, raw, true stories about the consequences of white privilege on the Black experience in America. Performed in a series of vignettes by both Black and white actors, WHITE PRIVILEGE explores a wide range of issues surrounding race, including micro-aggressions, cultural appropriation, the education system and police brutality.
“This play builds upon many of the issues from previous Chain Reaction Theatre Project productions that disproportionately affect People of Color. As Minnesota continues to struggle with racial disparities that are among the largest in the country, the state is growing more diverse as the white population declines. This play is especially timely following the killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright, as more people are beginning to wake up and pay attention to the numerous BIPOC people who are senselessly brutalized and marginalized. True to our mission, the performances will raise awareness of the issues and show audiences how they can be part of the solution.” — Shelley Smith, Chain Reaction Theatre Project Founder and Artistic Director
10/22, 7pm: Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave S, Bloomington
10/23, 7pm: Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 714 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins
10/24, 3pm: Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Dr, Forest Lake
10/28, 7pm: St. David’s Episcopal Church, 13000 St. David’s Rd, Minnetonka
11/4, 7pm: Community of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10701 Bloomington Ferry Rd, Bloomington
11/5, 7pm: Edina Community Lutheran Church, 4113 W 54th St, Edina
11/6, 7pm: Christ on Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 105 University Ave W, St. Paul
11/7, 3pm: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie
Written by Malaina Moore
Directed by Justin Cervantes
Produced by Shelley Smith
Performed by Callie Baack, Emily Rose Duea, Madeline Karita Fleming, Naomi Cranston Haag, Kaz Fawkes, Jared Mogen, Tia Tanzer, Nandi Tippett, and Maretta Zilic.
TICKETS: $20 tickets can be purchased online at chainreactiontp.simpletix.com. Pay-What-You-Can tickets will be available at the door by cash, check or credit card. All seating will be general admission. Pre-purchase strongly recommended.
AGE RECOMMENDATION: Recommended for ages 13+ due to strong subject matter and some profanity.
COVID PROTOCOL: All actors and crew are fully vaccinated. Audience members must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or that they have received a negative test result in the past 72 hours. Audience members and crew must wear masks regardless of vaccination status. We will be closely monitoring and adhering to CDC guidelines as well as that of individual venues, and will continue to post current requirements on this website.
ACCESSIBILITY: All venues are ADA compliant. ASL interpretation and audio description will be provided upon request with a minimum of two weeks notice. Please contact us with any questions, special accommodations or assistance needed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.