WWU Summer Theatre Explores Gun Violence, Survivor Stories with '#HereToo - WWU'

  • Western Summer Theatre will present “#HereToo-WWU” at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 through 31 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the DUG Theatre in the WWU Performing Arts Center.
    Western Summer Theatre will present “#HereToo-WWU” at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 through 31 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the DUG Theatre in the WWU Performing Arts Center.

Western Summer Theatre will present “#HereToo -WWU,” led by Western Washington University Professor of Theatre Rich Brown and New York City theater artist Barbara Pitts McAdams at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 through 31 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the DUG Theatre in the WWU Performing Arts Center.

McAdams is a long-time member of Tectonic Theatre Project, creators of “The Laramie Project.”

“#HereToo -WWU” is a company-created play drawn largely from interviews with young activists confronting the gun violence epidemic in America. This work-in-progress showing provides the audience with a behind-the-scenes look into the devising of the original new play.

The completed work will also open the Department of Theatre & Dance mainstage season in November. Western’s production of “#HereToo” is the West Coast premiere. The play will continue to evolve in schools around the country, highlighting the activism and gun violence survivor stories of each community. The #HereToo Project will culminate in a final version produced in New York City.

Tickets for the August and September performances are $6 for students and $14 for adults. Reservations are available at tickets.wwu.edu or by calling (360) 650-6146. Tickets are available at the door.

For additional information, please call the WWU Department of Theatre & Dance at (360) 650-3876, or visit https://cfpa.wwu.edu/heretoo.

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