Mind The Gap - Braver Angels

Mind The Gap

This summer, Braver Angels will be working with the award-winning New York Theatre Workshop (Rent, Hadestown, What the Constitution Means to Me) to produce Mind The Gap for the Braver Angels 2024 National Convention, held at Carthage College.

Mind The Gap is a free multigenerational theatre program that connects people across generations through the power of storytelling. Over the course of five days, participants interview each other, write or devise short pieces based on the material they gather, and then perform them in a script formed by the program leaders. 

Working with Braver Angels, this program will focus on the political divisions that may or may not exist between us. 

No theatre experience is necessary.

Cost: Free
Where: Carthage College (Kenosha, Wisconsin)
Workshop Dates: Sunday, June 23rd – Wednesday, June 26th (10am-5pm)
Tech Rehearsal: Thursday, June 27th (9am-1pm)
Performance: Friday, June 28th (4pm-9pm)

Participants will receive free meals while on campus, and those selected who need to travel to participate will be provided room and board as well.

Please note that Mind the Gap is not an acting or performance class; performance is merely the tool through which we mind the gap between generations.

If you have questions about the program, you can write to convention@braverangels.org or call (212) 246-3942.

New York Theatre Workshop empowers visionary theatre-makers and brings their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and education and community engagement programs. We nurture pioneering new writers alongside powerhouse playwrights, engage inimitable genre-shaping directors, and support emerging artists in the earliest days of their careers. We’ve mounted over 150 productions from artists whose work has shaped our very idea of what theatre can be, including Jonathan Larson’s Rent; Tony Kushner’s Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright’s Quills; Claudia Shear’s Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde; Paul Rudnick’s The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla; Martha Clarke’s Vienna: Lusthaus; Will Power’s The Seven and Fetch Clay, Make Man; Caryl Churchill’s Mad ForestFar AwayA Number and Love and Information; Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s Aftermath; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus; Dael Orlandersmith’s The Gimmick and Forever; Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me; Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play; Kristina Wong’s Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord; Aleshea Harris’s On Sugarland; and eight acclaimed productions directed by Ivo van Hove. NYTW’s productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards, 2 Grammy Awards and numerous Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards. NYTW is represented on Broadway with Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin; and the Broadway engagement of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Maria Friedman and choreographed by Tim Jackson.

Alongside its artistic and community engagement activities, NYTW is engaged in the essential, sustained commitment of becoming an anti-racist organization in support and affirmation of Black people, Indigenous people and People of Color in its community. In June of 2020, NYTW published its Core Values statement and initial action and accountability steps. In an effort to provide greater transparency, NYTW shares progress updates, further commitments and next steps at nytw.org/accountability.


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