January 5th, 2023
MANKATO – Dr. Timothy Berry’s production of Wounded Healers is invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 55 in Des Moines, IA, Jan. 22-28, 2023. Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Theatre & Dance presented Wounded Healers as part of the 2021-2022 Mainstage Theatre season, which qualified the production for consideration for the festival.
Wounded Healers expresses the ways in which Black bodies have suffered, transcended their own pain, and fostered healing through creativity throughout the course of human history. Through the generations of systematic racism, dehumanization, biased and racist policing practices and disparities and health and education, black bodies have creatively persisted and survived against all odds. This work is written, composed, and directed by Dr. Timothy Berry, who is currently the Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Equity Initiatives at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The public is invited to a performance of Wounded Healers in the Ted Paul Theatre in the Earley Center for Performing Arts on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is on a donation basis, and patrons are asked to “pay what they wish” to help send the production to the KCACTF Region 5 Festival 55. The content of this production is appropriate for ages 13 and up as it includes vivid descriptions of racist violence.
Region V represents Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, and its regional festival is the largest of the eight in the country. Wounded Healers is one of seven productions from the region that were invited to the Region V Festival 55.