Pulitzer-Prize Winning Play ‘Sweat’ Coming to Our Area

Albion was chosen to be a part of The Public Theater’s inaugural Mobile Unit National Tour with the production of ‘Sweat,’ by Lynn Nottage and directed by Kate Whoriskey. This world-class performance will take place on Tuesday, October 9th at 7 p.m. at the Marshall Opportunity High School cafeteria (225 E. Watson Street, Albion, MI 49224). If you can, please enter the building on the south side to not disrupt the afterschool programming. 

“The Sweat Mobile National Tour is our most dramatic attempt to break out of our New York bubble and speak to those who the non-profit theater has largely ignored: the rural communities of the upper Midwest,” said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “If the culture belongs to everyone, it belongs to the citizens of Kenosha, Erie, and Albion as much as it belongs to Manhattan. We are thrilled to be bringing Lynn Nottage’s brilliant Pulitzer Prize-winning play across America.”

This stunning play about the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity will show in Albion for one night only. Following the performance, there will be an opportunity to discuss the play and its connection to the local region’s historical and current issues, triumphs, and challenges. Please come, listen, and be a part of history in the making! Tickets available at http://thepublic.nyc/sweatalbion or by calling 517-960-2029.

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Year Two – The Common Threads that Connects Us All

What are The Common Threads?

Between Albion and Marshall, there are Common Threads that connects us.

With a Common Thread in hand, the AMRCP will weave together opportunities for the residents of both towns to come to together – to engage, grow, learn, and heal from witnessing each other’s experiences.

Today, tomorrow, and the next, we recognize:

  1. Stones once used to build the walls that divide us can be repurposed to sustain bridges that strengthen our understanding of each other and our communities.
  2. Differences in color and income, hometown and religion, past actions and beliefs do not end conversations, but begin them.
  3. There is a seat at the table for everyone.

There is a Common Thread that connects us all. Check out the AMRCP Clips of Marshallites and Albionites who have come together to connect with one another and share their stories, which then add new dimensions to the collective narrative we tell about each community. 

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Brave Spaces and Safe Spaces

The following information was provided by AMRCP Steering Committee member and parent of children in Marshall Public Schools, Keena Williams:

Safe spaces are spaces where we are surrounded by individuals we are comfortable with. They allow us to be our most authentic and vulnerable selves while showing empathy to those around us. Brave spaces ask us to be vulnerable, authentic, and empathetic with individuals we may not know well, or at all. Building on the successes of our children, who have shown tremendous courage and growth, the AMRCP is excited to invite adults in our communities to enter into dialogue with one another and aid one another in the process of our own healing.

Community Cookbook – Collecting Recipes!

We are collecting recipes for a Community Cookbook that will be given out later in the year. The cookbook will be a symbol of our communities coming together, sharing our cultures and family traditions.
Please share your favorite recipe with us at info@starr.org, message our Facebook page at facebook.com/amrcp, or give it us in person at one of our events. Please also include the city where you live.