UMass Theater presents Many Patterns, One Cloth
A multi-disciplinary performance project led by Dr. Priscilla Maria Page and Professor Judyie Al-Bilali
March 30, 31, and April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
April 1 at 2 p.m.
In the Curtain Theater
$15 general admission, $5 students and seniors
Tickets sold through the Fine Arts Center Box Office (call 1-800-999-UMAS or visit the website)
Many Patterns, One Cloth is a rich tapestry that draws on inspiration from Afro-diasporic cultural traditions, global perspectives, and contemporary theater-making practices. The rise of the Divine Feminine and the restoration of balance on our planet lie at the center of this devised theater piece.
This performance, originally conceived by two UMass faculty members, Dr. Priscilla Maria Page and Professor Awotunde Judyie Al-Bilali, includes a community of creators who contributed to the research and writing in the last six months. Many Patterns, One Cloth runs March 30-April 1 at the Curtain Theater as part of UMass Amherst Theater’s 50th anniversary season.
It’s also worth noting that the production’s creative team features a host of UMass Theater alumnae. Page, Al-Bilali, lighting designer Lara Dubin, and costume/scenic designer Calypso Michelet all graduated with MFAs from UMass Theater, while co-playwright Rodriguez was a theater major and is currently working in her PhD in the W.E.B. DuBois Department of Afro-American Studies.