11th & Pine (staged reading) – Sound Theatre Company @ Erickson Theatre (Seattle – Capitol Hill)
By Nikki Yeboah
Several years after the 2020 protests against police violence that ushered in a racial awakening across the nation, a deposed protest leader sends out a call to fellow activists. Her goal? To reconstruct the occupation she led in her city. As they relive moments both utopian and excruciating, the activists find the task of explaining what happened is not so simple. Did they succeed? Did they fail? How will they be remembered? Meanwhile, old tensions resurface and the group contends with powerful opponents who want to tell the story in their own way. Based on interviews with protesters at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, 11th & Pine explores the impact of organized protest, asking “can we make a difference, and if so, at what cost?”
Tickets ($6-$79, sliding scale available to all) here.