by Donnetta Lavinia Grays
“Where We Stand Reveals a Community on the Precipice of a Big Decision. With sensitivity and classically great storytelling skills, Grays asks us to reconsider our notions of justice and revenge, and the perilous chasm between them.” – TheaterMania
“A Pied Piper story that doubles as a boldfaced allegory about class and community,” – NY Times
“Magical! A charismatic feat! Point-of-the-spear relevance.” —New York Magazine
“Grays is an extraordinary storyteller! Unassumingly spectacular.” —Theatermania
Where We Stand is a modern fable set here and now asking what does justice look like in our community? In a town running low on compassion, a lonely soul is tempted by the devil’s kindness on a fateful trip to the crossroads. He asks for forgiveness, forcing the community to decide between mercy or justice in this epic tale that weaves humor, music, and poetry.
The World Premiere of Where We Stand was co-produced in 2020 by WP Theater: Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director Michael Sag, Managing Director and By Baltimore Center Stage: Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Director Michael Ross, Executive Director
In-Person | May 21 – Jun 6, 2021
Digital on Demand Tickets
Digital on Demand viewing | Jun 2 – Jun 20, 2021
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TRACEY CONYER LEE was last at Portland Stage portraying the indomitable legacy of Billie Holliday in Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Where We Stand marks her return to live theatre since February 2020 when she performed her 5th production of Lady Day… in Key West. Other recent onstage: Clairee in Steel Magnolias & Ida Green in Into the Breeches (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Tanya Starr in On the Grounds Of Belonging (World Premiere-Long Wharf Theatre); Cynthia in Sweat (Pittsburgh Public Theatre). She is grateful to be coming back to New England later this summer to play Mrs. Webb in Our Town, outdoors, with the Peterborough Players. 75+ other productions include original off-Broadway roles, Carbonell, NAACP & Barrymore Award winning roles, Yale Rep, Baltimore Centerstage, Denver Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Westport Playhouse and more. Currently recurring on “FBI”, other tv includes “The Path”, “SMASH”, “L&O: Criminal Intent”, “Ed”, “All My Children” and “Guiding Light”. Also a playwright, Ms. Lee’s work includes development or production in New York, Boston, DC, Vermont and Chicago. Her musical, Triple Threats, which she first penned in PSC’s actor housing, is currently being workshopped by NYC’s Boomerang Theatre Company. For more www.traceyconyerlee.com Thanks, Kev!!