White Rabbits Inc is a production house that serves as an example for all artists who seek to take control of their artisitc lives. The frustration and disillusionment felt by artists of all ages, genders, and ethnicities can be palpable, and is not be ignored. White Rabbits Inc believes that when one lacks the sufficient, desired opportunities to create and share one's voice, one is obligated to make those opportunities happen.
White Rabbits Inc is interested in producing stories that are uncomfortable - the wrong, the disturbing, the polarizing - and invites audiences to question these themes.
White Rabbits Inc with Libby Barnard and 18th & Union, are producing the Seattle premiere of Blackbird by David Harrower in May - June of 2019
Content Warning: in discussion of this production, there are mentions of rape and abuse. We will mark these triggers with ***, so you may skip if needed. Look for ** to deliniate the end point of these topics.
**Blackbird is a story about living with the consequences of abuse and trauma, and demanding a new future. It is about two people searching to name, define, and deconstruct their shared past and its relationship to the present in order to reinvent themselves and reclaim their lives. It poses the question of whether that kind of reinvention and reclamation is actually possible.
Blackbird became a dream play for Libby when she came across it for a class 5 years ago. ***As a survivor of rape, it helped her realize that she is not alone. She hopes that in doing this play, audiences will find that they have the power to reclaim their lives, no matter how they have been shaped by their abusers. It is not easy or without mess, but she knows that together, we can refuse to keep it contained.**
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