“Lines” in the Grand Rapids Press

Did you see? Director and divisor Stephanie Sandberg was interviewed in the Grand Rapids Press recently about the first show of Actors’ season.

Actors’ Theatre to open new season with ‘Lines: The Lived Experience of Race’
Published: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 5:11 AM
Sue Merrell | The Grand Rapids Press

Stephanie Sandberg

GRAND RAPIDS — Crossing the line is a tradition at Actors’ Theatre, so it seems only fitting that the theater should open its 30th season with the world premiere of a locally written play, “Lines: The Lived Experience of Race.”

“A lot of people don’t like the word racism,” said Stephanie Sandberg, who has written and directed the play based on interviews with 162 area people.

“I’m the first to say I have racist tendencies because of white privilege,” she said. “I’ve taken lots of training to overcome racist attitudes, but it’s not enough to go to the training. You have to take action. Am I doing something to change the status quo? Otherwise I am complicit.” <…Click here to read the rest of the article online…>

Tickets for Lines: The Lived Experience of Race are available at the Spectrum Theatre box office at (616) 234-3946 or can be purchased online.

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