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American Saga is committed to telling the untold stories of America’s unheard voices. We are continually exploring narratives of diverse communities, including ethnic, racial, religious, sexual, and gender minorities. Just as our company embraces a multiplicity of points of view, we are also dedicated to telling these stories through a diversity of forms. The American Saga project encompasses and connects a range of media, including theater, film and television, music, digital media, and movement. American Saga is more than art: it’s a movement.

current american saga projects

previous productions

gunshot medley: part I

(2018 production)

The first installment of the American Saga project was conceived by CAB and produced by our friends at Rogue Machine Theatre in September 2018. Our objective was to take dynamic and immersive theatre to underserved communities in South Los Angeles and to utilize art as a tool for social change.

 

Gunshot Medley: Part I, by Dionna Michelle Daniel, expresses the ramifications of the recurrent cycle of violence in American society committed against communities of color, and the resulting trauma passed on through generations. It smartly and elegantly dialogues on issues ranging from systemic racism to historical trauma, and the healing power of artistic expression.

 

With an impressive team of trained artists at the helm, American Saga - Gunshot Medley: Part I toured to underserved communities in Los Angeles. After an initial run at Rogue Machine’s Hollywood location, the production moved to the Watts Labor Community Action Committee. At both locations, we registered audience members to vote ahead of the milestone 2018 midterm elections, and invited them to participate in conversations with some of LA’s most engaging artist-activists.  


Gunshot Medley: Part I was listed among Stage Raw’s Top Ten, Ovation Recommended, and received a Broadway World nomination for Best Play (Los Angeles).