Welcome to Gitana Productions' 2011  - 2012 Season  


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This provocative original play is based on the true and amazing stories of such remarkable individuals as Friedrich Munch, Judge Arnold Krekel and Henrich Boernstein; German immigrants and leading abolitionists in the State of Missouri. Through the lens of history, we will bring to life all of the elements of what it means to strive for social justice for “others” when advocating within and outside of one’s own cultural group. While many Germans who came to the Midwest were staunch defenders of a “color-blind” democracy some immigrants set aside their values in order to survive and be accepted during the period before and after the Civil War. As is the case with most Americans there are often contradictions in our beliefs often colliding and challenging us to clarify what is most important. These tensions exist today with roots in the past for many American cultural groups! The German story is an important American story!

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Save The Date
Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Face of Love: Symposium on the Common History of German and African Americans

WHERE: German Cultural Society's Jefferson Hall, 3652 S. Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

John Hayden, Police Commissioner of St. Louis & Herbert Quelle, German Consul General

Presentations by historians and artists

Learn about the remarkable contributions of German immigrants to the abolition of slavery in Missouri.

For More Information Contact:

info@gitana-inc.org or call 314-721-6556

Special 2018 Appeal
Help us raise $15,000 Matching Funds by December 30, 2018

You can make the difference in helping Gitana raise matching funds for our Global Education through the Arts program that since 2007 brings immigrant/refugee and African American youth together thru music, dance, drama and cultural diversity training. You can also support our theater programming that brings diverse citizens together through provocative theater presentations such as NEW WORLD and GERMAN ABOLITIONISTS OF MISSOURI. Your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar by the Missouri Arts Council.

Send your tax-deductible contribution to:

Gitana Productions Inc. PO Box 300322, St. Louis, MO 63130 or Click PayPal below for online contributions

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