Columbia College Chicago Student in Off-Broadway Production ‘Antigone in Ferguson’

Jonathan Elkins

Jonathan Elkins, a student in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, is in the Off-Broadway production Antigone in Ferguson, running through July 13 at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church at 157 Montague in Brooklyn, New York. Conceived in the wake of the 2014 death of Michael Brown, an African-American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, who was shot to death by a white police officer, the project fuses a dramatic reading by prominent actors of excerpts from Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. Presented by Theater of War Productions in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library, and underwritten by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Antigone in Ferguson will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Elkins is in the choir. Admission is free but reservations are encouraged. For tickets, call 917-426-3233 or click here.