Permanent Collection

Written by Thomas Gibbons
Produced by Camilla Ross
Directed by Ashley Adelman
Produced by Special Arrangements of Playscripts
Starring – Elijah Manning, Cat Ransom, James Yaw, La Rivers, Racquel McKenzie and Larry Cohen
Sponsors – City of Sedona & Caldwell Banker
Permanent Collection is a searing examination of racial politics that ultimately asks how much space — literally and figuratively — the white world gives to African-Americans. What is the cost of failing to view the world through another’s eyes?
Soon after African-American businessman Sterling North becomes the new director of the Morris Foundation, he discovers that this world-famous art collection includes several significant African sculptures tucked away in storage. His proposal to add them to the public galleries is opposed by the foundation’s long-time education director, who is loyal to the idiosyncratic wishes of the late Dr. Morris. Spurred on by a zealous local journalist, this clash quickly escalates to public accusations of racism and a bitter struggle for control of the collection.
  • Friday, February 4th @ 7pm
  • Saturday, February 5th @ 7pm
  • Sunday, February 6th @ 2pm
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Emerson Theater Collaborative @ The Collective Sedona, 7000 SR 179 Suite C-100, Sedona AZ 86351
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