Genealogy Opens November 5th at Broom Street Theater!

artwork by Kelly Maxwell

Broom Street Theater and Knowledge Workings present A Satire of Inconvenient Family Ties:

“Genealogy”

by T.J. Elliott & Joe Queenan

Directed & Co-Produced by Dana Pellebon

Presented live at Broom Street Theater, Madison, WI

November 5 – November 21, 2021

[Madison, WI — October 18, 2021] Broom Street Theater and Knowledge Workings present a new play by T.J. Elliott and Joe Queenan. The playwriting team’s third and latest effort, Genealogy, explores how a shocking ancestral connection revealed during the taping of a reality podcast which incites a series of surprising negotiations and unanticipated antics among its participants. The host of “Chasing the Dead” is Glenn Weber, a former “influencer” and erstwhile MTV emcee who attempts to finesse his guests – two high-profile, straight married couples, one black and one white – while wrestling with the demands of unseen supervisors in the Control Room. When Mosiah Wilson, a former all-star pro football player and his wife, professor and activist Aaliyah Levin-Wilson, meet home-maker and former prosecutor, ‘Muggs’ Moriarty Hunt and her husband, Hamilton Hunt, a high-profile lawyer whose presumably illustrious family tree is under scrutiny, a power struggle ensues. Individual allegiances seem to sway and shift over culpability for the legacy of slavery and the debate over reparations. For Director and Co-producer, Dana Pellebon, “The play, while a comedy, doesn’t shy away from issues of history, trauma, and paths moving forward. We need more conversations on reparations. We need to voice the pain caused by slavery and how to repair the enormous damage of the current and past history of white supremacy. Art is an important outlet to start conversations. Genealogy does just that.” Genealogy stars Donavon Armbruster, Atticus Cain, Jamie England, Quanda Johnson, and Jackson Rosenberry. Genealogy runs for three consecutive weekends: November 5, 6, 7 November 12, 13, 14 November 19, 20, 21 Tickets available at this site: /

More information available at Broom Street Theater’s Site

Audience members will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination at the door and remain masked at all times while in the building.repair the enormous damage of the current and past history of white supremacy. Art is an important outlet to start conversations. Genealogy does just that.” Genealogy stars Donavon Armbruster, Atticus Cain, Jamie England, Quanda Johnson, and Jackson Rosenberry. Genealogy runs for three consecutive weekends: November 5, 6, 7 November 12, 13, 14 November 19, 20, 21 Tickets available at: https://genealogy.brownpapertickets.com/ More information at http://www.knowledgeworkings.com and https://bstonline.org Audience members will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination at the door and remain masked at all times while in the building. Dana Pellebon has acted, directed, written, and produced for a variety of community and professional theatrical troupes in the Madison area since 2001. She performs in/produces the Madison-based Caburlesque troupe, Foxy Veronica’s Peach Pies. She also produced three shows for the New York International Fringe Festival and is a co-founder of the Loud ‘N Unchained (LNU) Black Theater Festival. In 2021, she co-founded LNU Black Theater Festival and directed Good Bad People for LNU Black Theater Festival, directed 2 pieces in “Network Playwright 10 Play Festival” for Chicago Dramatists, and directed in Forward Theater’s Monologue Festival “Within These Walls”. She produces LGBTQ+ events for OutReach and other local not for profits. This is Dana’s first show with Knowledge Working Theater Company.

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