I'm not doing a German accent
You aren't doing an African accent
We aren't doing accents
A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the twentieth century. As the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, what seemed a far-away place and time is suddenly all too close to home. Just whose story are they telling?
Award-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury collides the political with the personal in a play that is irreverently funny and seriously brave.
We Are Proud To Present . . . received its European premiere at the Bush Theatre, London, on 28 February 2014.
About the Author
Jackie Sibblies Drury is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 had its world premiere at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago and its New York premiere at Soho Rep in Fall 2012. Her work has been featured at PRELUDE'11, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Victory Gardens 2010 Ignition Festival, American Theater Company's 10 x 10 Festival, and The Magic Theatre's Virgin Play Festival. She received a 2012-13 Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists. She was a member of the 2011-12 Soho Rep Writer/Director lab, a 2010-12 New York Theater Workshop Emerging Artist of Color Fellow, and member of The Civilians' R&D Group. She was the dramaturg and contributing writer for Zero Cost House, a collaboration between Pig Iron Theatre Company and Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada. Jackie Sibblies Drury is a NYTW Usual Suspect and a MacDowell Colony fellow and is on committees to organize classes for Pataphysics Playwriting Workshops and The Public School New York. She is a graduate of Brown's MFA playwriting program where she received the David Wickham Prize in Playwriting. Her play Social Creatures was commissioned by Trinity Repertory Theater Company in Providence RI and premiered there in March 2013. She is the inaugural recipient of the 2012-14 Jerome New York Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center.