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Nonpartisan advocacy group Braver Angels will work with the award-winning New York Theatre Workshop to produce “Mind the Gap” for the Braver Angels 2024 National Convention, being held at Carthage this summer.

“Mind the Gap” is a free theatre program in which youth (ages 14-23) and elders (ages 60+) interview each other and collectively create a performance piece inspired by each other’s life stories. The program will focus on the political divisions that may or may not exist between us. We are looking to assemble a diverse group of participants local to the Kenosha/Racine/Milwaukee area, specifically those diverse in age and politics.

  • Workshop dates: Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tech rehearsal: Thursday, June 27 — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Performance: Friday, June 28 — 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Sign up to participate

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

About the New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop is one of the leading not-for-profit theatre organizations in the United States. For over 40 years, they have developed and produced some of the most notable plays and musicals in the American canon — “Rent,” “Hadestown,” “Once, Peter and the Starcatcher,” “What the Constitution Means to Me,” “Slave Play,” and many more. The organization has won virtually every major theatre accolade, including the Pulitzer Prize and 25 Tony Awards.

Learn more about the New York Theatre Workshop

About Braver Angels

Braver Angels is leading the nation’s largest cross-partisan, volunteer-led movement to bridge the partisan divide. Through community gatherings, real debates, and grassroots leaders working together, we’re creating hope — and showing Americans a braver way.

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Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Theatre Department

For more information, contact:

Martin McClendon: