The Yendor Theatre Company visited MBS for All-School Meeting on Friday, January 21 and delivered a stirring performance reflecting on the words and aspirations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event continued the conversation from last week’s All-School Meeting, which focused on community and allyship.
Friday’s All-School Meeting began with MBS junior Alana Smith ’23 singing a moving rendition of one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s favorite songs by fellow activist and singer Mahalia Jackson, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.”
Alana’s performance was followed by an introduction by Andrew Binger, Artistic Director of Yendor Theatre Company, a Newark-based group that is dedicated to bringing inclusive and reflective performing and visual arts experiences to its audiences. He explained that today’s performance, “Interrogating The Dream,” celebrates Dr. King’s legacy by moving beyond the well-known “I Have a Dream” speech, and examining the broader vision of his legacy.
“Interrogating The Deam” was compiled of excerpts from Dr. King’s lesser-known speeches, sermons, and interviews and was powerfully performed by three young actors from Newark committed to sparking dialogue through the arts.
These MBS community and culture events will lead us into upcoming programming where we recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day by extending the conversation on justice and welcoming a Holocaust survivor to an upcoming All-School Meeting.