A University of Michigan-Flint Department of Theatre & Dance production. August-September 2011.
This play was created by the UM-Flint Collective Playwright's Workshop in response to a dramatic rise in arson fires in the City of Flint in 2010. Based on interviews and found material, EMBERS asked: what does it mean when a town starts burning itself up? A recipient of a 2011 Arts of Citizenship Fellowship from the University of Michigan.
"EMBERS is an emotional piece for Flintites who remember well the mornings filled with the smell of smoke and the nights alive with sirens. Eighteen cast members continually change costume pieces to play many roles in bringing these voices to life." - Kathleen Kirby, Flint Area Theatres. Read the full review here.
Written by: Andrew Morton, with the UM-Flint Collective Playwright's Workshop
Directed by: Andrew Morton
Costume Design: Michelle Berg
Photos: Marwan Prince