Bridge (the Gap)

 featuring poetry by Maria James Thiaw

Developed and presented in partnership between Sankofa and Reclaim Artist Collective this new work of collective creation poetically presents the tragedy and triumph of bridging the racial and social gaps that divide us.

Love. Hate. History. Framed together...Bridge (the gap) A spoken word, music infused new theatrical work exploring the divide between people and perceptions that leave lives hanging in the balance.

This powerful story explores the dividing and connecting effect when the secrets of past and dreams of the future collide. Bridges, both human and structural, are at the center of this epic journey of a young African American woman who returns to her small town birthplace to tie up the loose ends of her uncle's estate but ends up unraveling the ties that have held her together all her life. Learning the truth about her past and the community she thought was so safe now challenges her to rethink her decisions about her identity, her allegiance, and her lover.

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Bridge(the gap), scripted by Sharia Benn with poetry by Maria James-Thiaw, is a new work born out of the collective creation and collaborative partnerships between Sankofa African American Theatre Company, Reclaim Artist Collective and The Capital BlueCross Theatre.  Bridge (the gap)poetically explores the tragedies and triumphs of a young African American woman as she discovers she has the power to deepen the divide or bridge the gaps between the past and present and the hope for a time yet to be.

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Sankofa African American Theatre Company

1425 Crooked Hill Road, P. O. Box 61755

Harrisburg, PA 17106-1755

Sankofa African American Theatre Company receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.