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Paul Robeson must’ve known something, ’cause his life and songs just keep rolling along

Call Mr. Robeson is the life and songs of Paul Robeson brought to the stage. Playwright and performer Tayo Aluko shares his vision with Artslandia. Written by Jasmine Proctor. Paul Robeson was a performer and activist who carried and projected a message of equality, justice, and love. His charm and vision stood as a message against oppression and racism—a message that still ... Read More »

Truth from Tragedy: ‘The Amish Project’ revisits a schoolhouse massacre with sympathy for all sides

In 2006, a gunman opened fire on 10 young girls in an Amish community schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. The incident garnered national attention, as did the community’s immediate outpouring of forgiveness to the perpetrator’s widow and family. Playwright Jessica Dickey’s critically acclaimed one-woman show The Amish Project features a fictionalized account of these events. Presented in Vancouver by Bleeding ... Read More »