Bootstraps: An American Fable

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Blog | One Comment
Bootstraps: An American Fable

Bootstraps: An American Fable

You have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Ready? Set. Go!

After playing to sold-out crowds last summer and a successful NYC premiere in January, BOOTSTRAPS returns to North Carolina – a smarter, sharper, direct love letter to the painful contractions that are birthing a new America.

After clawing their way to the top in pursuit of the “American Dream”, a white man and a white woman start to wonder whose backs they’re standing on. In tender silence, brutal slapstick and with soaring voices performers Kaitlin June and Raphael Sacks scour their own lived experiences to tell the story of white middle-class Americans building their lives while deconstructing their privilege.

Combining dance theater and community organizing, BOOTSTRAPS catalyzes dialog about how we otherize our neighbors, how success is constructed, and the role white people can play in perpetuating and dismantling systems of oppression. The evening flows from performance into participatory workshop facilitated by Kari Points, as audience joins the cast and creative team in asking, “What do we do now?”

Friday August 24, 8pm
at The Flowjo
Carrboro, NC
$10-20 sliding scale

Sat+Sun August 25+26, 8pm
at Living Arts Collective
Durham, NC
$10-20 sliding scale




IN AUGUST 2017, Bootstraps: An American Fable toured Vermont, Massachusetts and North Carolina, with performances at the Art Monastery, the Springfield Community PlayersEarthdance, Living Arts CollectiveThe Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, and the Culture Mill.

This November, the TOUR CONTINUES.  If you would like to host a Bootstraps performance at your venue please contact info@ArtMonastery.org

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