ReThink Theatrical presents Anansi’s Story Festival, a family-friendly theatrical production that explores and celebrates myths, folktales, and legends from around the world. Our emcee and Storyteller-in-Chief, Anansi the Spider, will guide you through this journey—weaving the stories together before your eyes.
Anansi is a character from Akan folktale, most often taking the form of a spider, who above all things is a master storyteller that explains the world around us. But this spider is just the beginning of our story—more characters and tales await you!
We're very excited to announce the Anansi Team of Creative Members, Stage Manager, and Producer. Check out more by clicking below.
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ReThink Theatrical hit pause on producing new work and connecting via social media this year, but we have been active and changing internally all year long. Over the last 6 months we took a major step back to think critically about who we are, what we stand for, and what the words “accessible theater for everyone” mean to us. ReThink Theatrical knows that we can no longer allow the work of equity and inclusion in the arts to fall to the bottom of our priority list. If we are bold enough to claim that the stories we tell are accessible for everyone, then we need to make this work our number one priority.
In the next phase of our growth as an organization, we are committed to reclaiming the meaning of “Community Theater.” ReThink Theatrical will be active in redefining community theater as a space of radical empathy. A space for people of all identities to see themselves respected and celebrated. A space where high-level decision making is given back to the people as a collective. A space where storytelling fosters healthy creativity, learning, and expression.
If you are encouraged by the idea of community theater being driven by radical empathy, we hope you will consider giving to our organization so that we can keep moving forward despite the pandemic.
Learn more about ReThink's past productions in our online archive. Get an in-depth look at our previous plays, musicals, and experiences through photos, programs, show info, and more!
ReThink Theatrical is a 501(c)(3) non profit that provides free and accessible storytelling to local communities. With an educational and creative approach, we produce professional quality theater for everyone.