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The State of the South Tour

  • Kress 39 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL, 36104 United States (map)

Join FS and Alabama Shakespeare Festival on Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. for the kick off of the State of the South tour. We’re teaming up with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s creatives and storytellers for an open discourse hosted by Foreword South about the South today and where we’re headed! See below for the official press release:

Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s State of the South tour visits
Kress on Dexter on Saturday, July 7

A free community event will occur at Kress on Dexter Ave on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. 

The event is a part of the State of the South tour, a project of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama.  

Artistic Director Rick Dildine has curated a diverse group of Southern playwrights whose work reflects the ever-evolving narrative of the South. The tour will make stops in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Tennessee to meet with residents in towns of all sizes.

Through one-on-one interviews, group story circles, and town halls, the State of the South creative team seeks to answer the following questions: 

Who is the South?

What is the South?

Where is the South?

'The face of the American South is changing, and those changes bring with them an opportunity to reassess how we define Southern identity,” said Dildine. “That is why the Alabama Shakespeare Festival is sponsoring this tour of the Southeast. The goal is to better understand the state of the South and its people and to hear stories of what life in the South is like today.”

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