All of Us: A Celebration of BIPOC Voices

October 6, 2023 — October 15, 2023

Parish Theatre

A collection of exciting short plays to celebrate and amplify important, too-often-unheard voices. These plays offer a meaningful theatrical journey for, All of Us.

The Day the Music Came Back
by Alvaro Saar Patel

A quasi-dystopian play about a group of teens who meet up to discuss something they know nothing about–music. It was banned before they were born. Around the time their parents were babies. So this is a generation that has never heard music on a radio, an iPod, or even at a concert.

A New Story from Rabbit and Frog
by Randy Reinholz

What do you do when your audition in front of the all-school showcase selection committee is in minutes…and your partner is nowhere to be found? If you’re Lou and Alex, you’re trying to turn your three-person performance of “Rabbit and Frog,” an old Kumeyaay story, into a two-person show. But when River, whose grandmother was the one who taught it to them, finally arrives fresh from a family crisis, it becomes clear that there’s a new story-to bring the past and present together-they need to tell.

by Hope Villanueva

When a video of two high school boys goes viral, a group of girls find themselves the subject of unwanted attention, lots of it, and it just won’t go away. With nerves fraying and tempers flaring, one of the girls finally strikes back, landing both the girls and boys in front of the school administration. But whose job is policing the internet?

sunset on seb and hiro.
by christopher oscar peña

Something bad happened at school today and Sebastian has made it out, but not unharmed. Now, he waits for Hiro at their spot. As the waves crash before him, Hiro arrives and the two rehash the past, trying to find their way back to each other in the present. But some damage can’t be repaired, and a once close friendship may be as fleeting as the sunset itself in this haunting, poetic play.

re’open our eyes
by Matthew Paul Olmos

A history class awakens to a mysterious change of scenery just beyond their classroom window, the familiar busted-up parking lot transformed into a lush landscape if only they could get out of the room to live in this educational Eden.

Produced by special arrangement with YouthPLAYS.


  • Kaiya Bates
  • Giuliana Bush
  • Isaac DeLuca
  • Riley Moon Duffy*
  • Evie Meskin
  • Elisa Rios*
  • Viktor Rozmys
  • Serenity Scott
  • Ivy Stewart
  • Kai “Ryan” Williams*

*Civic onstage debut


  • Floor Manager – V Keithley
  • Light Board Operator – Jaya Pratt ^
  • A1 Operator – Yuri Moore ^
  • A2 Operators – Rhapsody Walsh, Zoe Stewart
  • Dressers – Elia Ingerham, Molly Duffy
  • Playback Operator – Meadow Walsh
  • Front of House – Savannah Brosnan ^, Robyn Shepich
  • Scenic Build Crew – Ben Wright

^Civic Backstage debut

  • Director – Milan Levy
  • Scenic Designer – Justin Muse
  • Costume Designer – Camille Van Dien
  • Lighting Designer – Delaney McKenzie
  • Sound Designer – Jacob Myny
  • Technical Director – Phillip A. Miller
  • Properties Master – Christopher Lewis
  • Stage Manager – Chloe Davis
  • Assistant Stage Manager – V Keithley
  • Scenic Carpenters – Ryan Burke, Jacob Miller
  • Charge Painter – Justin Muse
  • Scenic Artist – Angela Mammel
  • Stitchers – Isabella Bolden, Elaine Kauffman
  • Audio Engineer – Raven Moore
  • Properties Artisan – Jamie Chapin
  • Stage Management Advisor – Olivia Johnston
  • Photographer/Graphic Designer – Deborah Mitchell
  • Videographer – Katherine Mumma
  • Production Stage Manager – Stacey Jaeger
  • Director of Volunteers – Mike Artis
  • Artistic Director – Anthony J. Hamilton
  • Executive Director – Laura M. Zervic

Performance Dates

  • Friday, October 6, 2023, at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 2:00 PM (Sensory Friendly and ASL Interpreted & Audio Described)
  • Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 2:00 PM
  • Friday, October 13, 2023, at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 2:00 PM

Parish Theatre
405 S. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Parking is located behind the Carver Center and street parking is available for free after 5:00 PM on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the box office at 269.343.1313.