RIVETING BROADWAY PLAY “AMERICAN SON” PRESENTED FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY AT THE BREWERY ARTS CENTER
CARSON CITY (January 26, 2022) – Broadway In The HOOD (BITH) in partnership with the Brewery Arts Center and the Nevada Arts Council is thrilled to present the critically acclaimed touring production of the Broadway play, American Son. Las Vegas based Tony & Emmy Award nominated arts and education theatre company BITH has been selected as the recipient of a Target of Opportunity Grant by Nevada Arts Council to tour their production of American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown throughout Nevada.
The touring production of American Son kicks off in Las Vegas on January 8 and will tour major and rural theatre locations throughout the state of Nevada until June 2022. Performances for American Son will run one hour and fifteen minutes with a thirty-minute talkback session with the cast and crew following each performance. It’s free and open to the public sponsored by The Nevada Arts Council.
Who: Broadway In The HOOD
What: The Broadway Play “American Son”
When: February 25 & 26, 7:00pm Curtain
Where: Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall, 511 West King St., Carson City, NV 89703
Admission: Free & Open To The Public
American Son, the riveting Broadway play adapted into Netflix television special, is an explosive drama that takes place in real-time in the waiting room of a police station over the course of one evening, where an estranged couple collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police, and an abandoned car. This powerful play examines the complexities facing our law enforcement officers, their families and the harsh reality facing the youth of our country to- day. “American Son is not just a play – it’s A MOVEMENT!
This movement started in pre-COVID in 2020. Broadway In The HOOD in partnership with Clark County School District presented American Son to over 5000 middle and high school students, teachers, and staff to address the goals of the Southern Nevada Any Given Child initiative, which is focused on ensuring all K-12 students have access to quality arts experiences. These in-school performances were offered free-of-charge to schools to allow inclusion of all students and received rave reviews.
About Broadway in the H.O.O.D
A Source of Joy Theatricals is a national 501c3 theatre program based in Las Vegas, Nevada, that is dedicated to making a positive impact in communities across the United States, with a special focus on youth between 8 – 20 years of age. A Source of Joy Theatricals/ Broadway In The HOOD offers educational and cultural opportunities to a multitude of Amer- ica’s future leaders and has gained the attention and support of city, state and government officials, notable celebrities, the NAACP and the American Theatre Wing. Broadway in the H.O.O.D is committed to Helping Others Open Doors! Since its inception in 2010, Broadway In The H.O.O.D has produced major original productions dealing with social issues as well as some of the biggest Tony Award®-winning, Broadway blockbuster hits such as “The Wiz,” “Dreamgirls,” “ANNIE,” and “The Color Purple” Broadway In The HOOD For more information about Broadway in the H.O.O.D, please visit www.broadwayinthehood.org/.
About the Brewery Arts Center
The mission of the Brewery Arts Center is to enrich the quality of life by cultivating arts and culture for all. Founded in 1975, by a group of artists yearning for a space of their own, who raised $300,000 to purchase the Historic Carson Brewing Building and turn it into a community gathering space for artists. Today the two city block campus houses a 250 seat Performance hall, 120 seat Black Box Theater, 2 galleries, and classrooms complete with facilities for visual arts, theatrical arts, dance and music, and outdoor art to include a Harmony Sculpture Park, murals, rotating sculptures and in the summer months, an outdoor amphitheater.
About the Nevada Arts Council
The Nevada Arts Council is part of the Nevada Division of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Its mission is to enrich the cultural life of the state through leadership that preserves, supports, strengthens, and makes excellence in the arts accessible for all Nevadans.