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The In the Heights Project

A vibrant Latin American community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood is on the brink of change, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you keep, and which ones you leave behind. Created by Lin-Manual Miranda (the visionary behind the global phenomenon Hamilton), In the Heights is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. South Bend Civic Theatre will be producing this musical in March of 2018.

The In the Heights Project builds on the production’s themes of family, tradition, and community. This initiative is about more than just another musical on our season. We see it as a coming together of diverse communities, a bridge-building effort that willconnect South Bend’s Latinx West Side, our civic theatre artists, and the area’s vibrant schools and universities.

THROUGH THIS PROJECT, WE STRIVE TO:

• Lead a community-wide discussion about South Bend’s ever-evolving cultural identity.
• Explore the universal journey from struggle to success that defines the American dream.
• Celebrate the resilience and portability of culture.

 

IN THIS COUNTRY OF IMMIGRANTS, WHEN DOES ONE REALLY ARRIVE?

 

A FEW OF THE PLANNED INITIATIVES INCLUDE:

West Side Wednesday Comes Downtown | Wednesday, March 21: We will offer a free performance of In the Heights for residents of South Bend’s West Side. Tickets, transportation, and treats will be fully subsidized by sponsors.

Espectáculo Universidad | Thursday, March 22: We will offer a subsidized performance of In the Heights just for area college students. Pre- and post-performance talks will encourage dialogue about the musical’s themes.

Race and Identity in American Theatre Symposium | Tuesday, January 30: We will host a moderated panel discussion focused on the topic of race and identity in the world of theatre. Whitewashing, “color-blind” casting, and the underrepresentation of minority voices will be covered.

Latinx Art Exhibit: We will exhibit work by local Latinx students and artists celebrating the Latin American experience.

 

Auditions

November 20 and 21 at the South Bend Civic Theatre
November 29 at La Casa de Amistad, 746 South Meade Street, South Bend, 574.233.2120

Performances

March 9-25 at the South Bend Civic Theatre

 

Posted on October 17, 2017