Feed Your Mind: TREE by Julie Hébert

“CRITICS’ CHOICE”—Los Angeles Times

“…intricate and highly theatrical…provocative, poetic and profoundly moving”—Global Film Village

TREE by Julie Hébert

Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 8pm | Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 2pm

at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre in Seattle, WA

Featuring: Angie Bolton*, Dior Davenport, Peggy Gannon, and Stan Shields

What happens when you end up taking care of other people’s lives instead of your own? Three generations divided by race, culture and time connect when a white Southern woman discovers old love letters leading her to an African American half-brother. A moderated discussion with the artists followed every performance.

*indicates a member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Mirror Stage gratefully acknowledges the support of Humanities Washington and the Posner-Wallace Foundation

Currently a co-Executive Producer for the CBS series Numb3rs; Julie Hébert started her career in San Francisco with the Eureka Theater, the Magic Theater and Intersection for the Arts. She went on to work throughout the country with the Los Angeles Theater Center, San Diego Rep, Steppenwolf, Provincetown Playhouse, Circle Rep, and La MaMa, among many others. She also served as Artistic Director of Theater at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans for four years. Her plays include Touch the Water, Abe Lincoln’s Dog, The Knee Desires the Dirt (which Mirror Stage presented in 2002), Almost Asleep, True Beauties, St. Joan and the Dancing Sickness, In the Privacy of Strangers, and Ruby’s Bucket of Blood, which she also adapted into a film for Showtime starring Angela Bassett. In 2002, Ms. Hébert received a Peabody Award for In Their Own Words, a documentary film of interviews with survivors of the 9/11 attacks in New York.