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We Are Proud To Present A Presentation About The Herero of Namibia,

Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From The German Sudwestafrika,

Between the Years 1884 - 1915       

by Jackie Sibblies Drury

Presented at the Yale Summer Cabaret


"Owing to a total mastery of craft, the Summer Cab’s actors tackle We Are Proud to Present with grace and subtlety. Holt’s direction is exquisite: in addition to a keen eye to shadow work and light and dark, several still moments on the set give way to green-room-meets-vanitas-like arrangements that match an increasingly fraught and desperate build to the finish."  - Lucy Gellman,  New Haven Independent


""Drury confronts us—with good comic timing from Holt and her cast—with the ignorance that underlies, often, our efforts to “understand” and “empathize;” such ignorance can sometimes become the basis for deliberate acts of violence. Not knowing and not wanting to know are close kin."  

-- Donald Brown, New Haven Review



Matt Raich (Actor 1)

Ato Blankson-Wood (Actor 2)

Aaron Bartz (Actor 3)

Julian Elijah Martinez (Actor 4)

Jenelle Chu (Actor 5/Sarah)

Shaunette Renee Wilson (Actor 6)


Photos by Christopher Ash

Design and Production Team

Christopher Thompson (Set Design)

Steven Rotramel (Costume Design)

Kate Marvin (Sound Design)

Andrew Griffin (Lighting Design)

Nick Hussong (Projections Design)

Will Rucker (Stage Management)

Sean Walters (Technical Director)

Kevin Klakowski (Assistant Technical Director)

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