Hello Action community,
We’d like to start with gratitude. We have been overjoyed by the support the St. Louis community has given us by uplifting this essential story. The enthusiastic response to Action has been nothing short of inspiring and humbling.
Unfortunately, due to a COVID-19 case in our company, we have made the decision to cancel the remaining performances of Action, November 18-20. We came to this difficult decision as a collaborative to ensure the safety of our audiences and artists.
It is of deep importance to Action Art Collaborative that we can continue to share this story. Because of your enthusiasm and demand for this show and YOUR support, we are in the process of rescheduling this production for later this winter.
We believe in people power. That is at the core of Action and a guiding principle of our organization. Rescheduling these performances will require a major team effort and additional resources. Now, more than ever, we need your partnership to continue sharing this production with audiences who have asked for it through live performance and film. To help us meet this goal, please consider donating any amount:
Online: Donate Here
By Mail: Midwest Artist Project Services, Attn: ACTION
PO Box 2226 St. Louis, MO 63158
We look forward to updating you about the future of this production, and will reach out at a later date to offer an opportunity for you to experience this story.
Let’s stay connected and continue building community together.
Action Art Collaborative
About the play:
In December of 1972, Percy Green and his dedicated group of activists (Action Committee to Improve Opportunities for Negroes) infiltrated the segregated Veiled Prophet Ball and unveiled the VP King himself. Action is a new play based on extensive research and interviews with Percy Green and other members of the movement that honors and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the unveiling.
If you have any questions about parking and the venue, please contact us at [email protected]. A film of the play will be available for streaming in mid December.
Action is produced by The Action Art Collaborative, a fiscally sponsored project of MAPS (Midwest Artist Project Services). The Action Art Collaborative is a team of multidisciplinary St. Louis artists producing community engaged theater. We are committed to examining the social and economic landscape of our city, using theater as a means to analyze structural racism and poverty. We strive to build community and hope through lifting up stories of people power, solidarity, and social change. The core team of creative producers includes Kathryn Bentley, Delaney Piggins, Colin McLaughlin, and Joan Suarez.
We are offering this play free to the community because we feel this incredible true story belongs to St. Louis. Please consider donating to the Action Art Collaborative to help us honor and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unveiling. Our funding model depends on grant sponsors and grassroots community support. All donations will benefit the artists involved in bringing Action to life.