Sinclair Theatre, in partnership with Sinclair’s Office of Diversity, brings back its Free Expressions Series during spring semester beginning with I Never Saw Another Butterfly, in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, on January 26 and 27, 2023.
The presentation contains a song cycle, by Ellwood Derr, and a one-act play, by Celeste Raspanti, based on the poetry created by children in Terezin, a Nazi concentration camp. Performances are at noon and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26th with a third performance at noon on Friday, Jan. 27th. All performances are in Sinclair’s Black Box Theatre, building 2 on the downtown Dayton campus.
All performances are provided free of charge as part of the Free Expressions Series mission of “free theatre for free thought at Sinclair.” Groups of 20 or more should email email@example.com for reservations. All other seating will be first come, first served at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain.
The song cycle features Sinclair Music, Theatre and Dance faculty: Kimberly Borst (soprano), Stephanie Voelker (soprano), Bill Burns (saxophone) and Bryon Dobbs (piano).
The play, directed by Nelson Sheeley, features: Kimberly Borst as Irena, Anna Senyk as Raja, Chris Koehler as Hanza and Sierra Ward and Kamilah Noaks as the children.
This presentation is approximately 80 minutes in length and perfect for school and community groups. A discussion guide will be available, written by Sinclair History professor, Jamie Fries.
Mark your calendars for the next Free Expressions presentation during Black History Month, Jackie Robinson Steals Home, by Peter Manos, and directed by Shaun Diggs, on Feb. 16-17 in Blair Hall.