Welcome to Gitana Productions' 2011  - 2012 Season  






You Are Invited to the AMHERST PARK PEACE FESTIVAL!
Saturday-September 12 (11AM-2PM)
This will be the fourth year that Gitana has been a part of a special festival that brings immigrants and locals together with welcoming arms in a Northwest St. Louis City neighborhood. There will be live music, ethnic foods, dance presentations and lots of community resources. The park is small and intimate and is projected to draw 400-500 people. Great for meeting people and engaging in conversations!! More Info>>


Presumed Guilty! A sword that cuts both ways.
Gitana Productions presents
BLACK AND BLUE
By Lee Patton Chiles

Returning to the Missouri History Museum as part of the
American Arts Experience St. Louis
8:00 PM Friday, October 2, 2015
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You may buy tickets on-site at the Missouri History Museum or call 314-361-9017

An original play of hope and healing, exploring the assumptions that all
young black men are dangerous, and that all cops are bad.
Gitana Black And Blue Photos
Meet the cast and crew including professional and community actors. >>
For bookings of Black and Blue call 314-721-6556 or email info@gitana-inc.org


Additional Opportunities to see Black and Blue!

Sunday, October 4 at 6:00 PM Parkway United Church of Christ located at 2841 N. Ballas Rd.
Friday, October 9 at 7:00 PM St. Louis Community College at Meramec located at 11333 Big Bend Rd.
First Come First Serve at both locations!

Here is what people are saying about Black and Blue!

Gitana Production's "Black and Blue" is a thought provoking, well-acted and strongly worded play that stirs discussion in an attempt to create a fuller, more varied and nuanced understanding of racial conflict, not only in St. Louis but across America. The impact and message of the show is enhanced by the presence of rap artist and spoken word performer Dyce. The songs and verses he adds to the production are inspiring, filled with energy and convincing, politically charged rhymes that reach across color, age and gender barriers and embrace the reality we face with a sense of purpose and hope. The resulting show, buoyed by genuine, committed performances from the ensemble cast, is both emotionally and intellectually effective storytelling. Though the characters are representations, they are an accumulation of the stories and reports surrounding the events in Ferguson, MO. Tina Farmer, Theater Critic, KDHX

     
The entire cast was fantastic… Black and Blue showcased a wide variety of opinions and perspectives had by St. Louisans related to racial issues, the Michael Brown Jr. case, and the racial tension, protests, and riots that followed. The play also featured spoken word and rap by actor, singer, and songwriter Dyce, which added a refreshing and unexpected treat for audiences to enjoy. Caprice, Blogger, iamuniquelyspecial.blogspot.com
     
“Black and Blue as presented by Gitana, was more than just theater. Through the play. accompanying panel discussions and related programming..Gitana achieved its mission of creating a safe and vibrant space for multicultural conversation and healing through the arts.”
Kenya Vaughn, St. Louis American Newspaper
 

Audience Survey Results
Over 925 performance surveys were completed by audience members--the highest number in our 18 year history for: Overall Quality of the Performance? 90% Excellent 10% Good Would You Recommend this performance to others? 94% Yes 5% Maybe What was the value of this play to the community? 91% Extremely Valuable 8% Valuable.

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Help Gitana to bring this play to as many people as possible within schools, community organizations, police associations, peace organizations, municipalities and more. A donation of $25, $50 or a $100 goes a long way at Gitana given our outreach to diverse communities.
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