“Beyond Sacred” is a part of the company’s “Undesirable Elements” series, an ongoing series of oral history theatre works exploring the effects of history, culture and ethnicity on the lives of individuals in a community. Each work — often commissioned for specific locales — is intended as “a moving testimonial to the unexpected connections that can unite seemingly different people.”
The upcoming production has generated considerable interest among faculty at SUNY Oswego. Instructors in at least six courses plan to send students to “Beyond Sacred,” Traudt said.
The Artswego presentation was funded in part by grants from the Shineman Foundation; Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; and Stewart’s Shops.