Minority Voices Theatre

Melorie Begay

Minority Voices Theatre, in collaboration with the University of Oregon and the Very Little Theatre, will produce its first full production this month. The play is a part of an ongoing effort to increase theatre involvement among marginalized communities. 

Photo by Eric Alan

The stories of Lane County immigrants are told in the play Now I Am Your Neighbor, performed next at Oregon Contemporary Theater on Tuesday, November 7th. Among the stories told in the play is that of Rosie Hernandez, who arrived in Lane County from Mexico in 1987. She and playwright Nancy Hopps talk about the play and its meanings with KLCC’s Eric Alan.

Sadie and Bessie Delany were civil rights pioneers: two African-American sisters born in the late 1800s, who each lived to be over 100 years old. Their story is captured in the play Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years, which will be given a staged reading by Minority Voices Theatre at Lane Community College’s Downtown Center in Eugene on Sunday, June 25th.