During the residency at University Settlement - Company SBB will be rehearsing a new work titled Bienvenue.
Bienvenue is an interdisciplinary, immersive performance that examines the willingness to welcome and share space with incoming immigrants to the United States. It also delves into the paranoia of terror and competition that is currently influencing our citizenry to prohibit access to our borders. Bienvenue has been commissioned by La MaMa Moves and will premiere there in May 2017.
Stefanie Batten Bland plans to connect more deeply to University Settlement's Early Childhood Programs (she is already the parent of one of our preschool students). Throughout her residency, she will deepen her interactions with teachers and parents, most of whom are either first- or second-generation immigrants. She will lead workshops that will culminate in a community-produced open house festival in early spring
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