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Twin Cities Theatres Offer ‘A Breath for George’

7 organizations partner on free screenings of art and interviews honoring the life and death of George Floyd.

MINNEAPOLIS: New Dawn Theatre is partnering with Twin City theatres Penumbra, Pillsbury House, Yellow Tree, Mixed Blood, Gremlin, and Plymouth Congregational Church to present a collection of songs, interviews, and poems created to honor the life of George Floyd. A Breath for George will feature artists James T. Alfred, Aimee Bryant, Wanda Christine, Perri Gaffney, Peter Macon, Thomasina Petrus, T. Mychael Rambo, Frank Sentwali, Regina Marie Williams, and Jevetta Steel, along with interviews with Melvin Carter Jr., Sarah Bellamy, Harvey Blanks, James Craven, Talvin Wilks, and Professor John Wright. All screenings will be free and open to the public, with donations being accepted for local charities.

“There is value in people knowing that they are not alone in the way they are feeling right now,” said New Dawn artistic director Austene Van in a statement. “There is also value in speaking truth to people who have never heard our stories or ever been in position to hear our stories.”

A Breath for George, running June 14-21 at various locations, was created by New Dawn Theatre and Minnesota artists to honor Floyd’s life after he was murdered by a Minneapolis Police Department officer on May 25. This platform was created to promote hope and positive changes for the future while speaking to this moment and past moments openly and honestly. This was also created to give voice to the way Black people have historically been negatively affected by systemic racism and police violence.

Tickets for A Breath for George are free and more information can be found on New Dawn’s website, including information on how to volunteer or donate to organizations committed to rebuilding communities and eradicating systemic racism. The complete schedule is as follows:

A Breath for George JUNE 14-21

Sunday, June 14 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM
PILLSBURY HOUSE AND THEATER
3501 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Monday, June 15 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM
MIXED BLOOD THEATRE
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Tuesday, June 16 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM
PENUMBRA THEATRE
270 N Kent Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Wednesday, June 17 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM
GREMLIN THEATRE Annex Building
550 Vandalia Street #177
St. Paul, MN 55114

Thursday, June 18 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM
PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
1900 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Friday, June 19 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM
PENUMBRA THEATRE
270 N Kent Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Saturday, June 20 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM
PILLSBURY HOUSE AND THEATER
3501 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Sunday, June 21 @ 7:30PM & 8:30PM
YELLOW TREE THEATRE
320 5th Avenue SE
Osseo, MN 55369

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