In an effort to bring more innovative and exciting content to our stage, we are proud to bring you these additional works. Both events are included in our subscriber and season ticket packages.
By Team Sunshine Performance Corporation
August 12th & 13th, 2022
"Gunshow will advance racial and/or cultural justice by engaging in the very basic action of listening, and seeing, and allowing for the recontextualization of our histories and experiences in relationship to one another. This, in my opinion, is where justice work begins."- Makoto Hirano
Conceived by Philadelphia-based Team Sunshine's co-founder Makoto Hirano, GUNSHOW explores the intersection of the Asian/Asian-American immigrant narrative and the gun-law debate, filtered through the lens of urban and rural communities. Created through interviews and group discussions with community members in various locations (including Bloomsburg), this will be the first look at a multi-year exploration about safety and "otherness." Directed by Alex Torra and created in collaboration with Ping Chong + Company.
Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th, 2022 at 7:30pm
at the Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St, Bloomsburg.
A documentary film by Jonathan Nunan
April 29th & 30th, 2022 | All tickets are $7!
An experimental documentary featuring Black women's stories and observations as they navigate Austin, Texas.
Jonathan Nunan is a filmmaker who lives in Pennsylvania's beautiful Susquehanna Valley. He spends a lot of time with his friends, his family, and with his dog, Rory. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys foraging for wild mushrooms and watching music videos on his phone.
After the film, Bloomsburg University Professor Jerry Wemple will be interviewing the filmmaker about the creation and inspiration behind this documentary. A question and answer session will follow for audience members.
Jerry Wemple (interviewer) is the author of three poetry collections and two poetry chapbooks. He is currently at work on a book of prose poems about growing up as a biracial child in rural Pennsylvania and being able to connect with the family of his father, a black man whose identity was kept secret from him. Wemple's nonfiction prose work appears in Ninth Letter, Ozy.com, and other venues. Among his awards are the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, the Word Journal Chapbook Prize, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, and the Jack and Helen Evans Endowed Faculty Fellowship. He teaches in the creative writing program at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. For more information check out his website at www.jwemple.com.
Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th, 2022
7:30pm | At BTE's Alvina Krause Theatre
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