ARCHDIOCESAN OFFICE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE PRESENTS INCOGNITO
Critically Acclaimed Story of Author and Playwright Michael Sidney Fosberg
Chicago, IL (March 13, 2008) – On April 4, the 40th anniversary of the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Racial Justice will present the one-man play, Incognito at Holy Name Cathedral auditorium, State at Superior Streets, Chicago. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
Incognito addresses the social issues of race, prejudice and life’s difficult choices. Written and performed by Michael Sidney Fosberg, this unique performance describes Fosberg’s unearthing of his racial background as an adult. Raised in north-suburban Waukegan in a white, middle-class family, Fosberg tells the story in Incognito of the impact of discovering that his biological father is African American, and of the mixed feelings of fear, confusion, joy and elation this discovery brought him.
At the end of his performance, Fosberg encourages the audience to take a deeper look at their own understanding of identity and stereotypes. The play is “about the personal journey,” said Sr. Anita Baird, Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Racial Justice. “And I think the whole struggle as we try to build better race relations really is about the personal journey of every person, and seeing how we really are more connected than we are disconnected,” Baird concluded.
Prior to the performance, the Archdiocesan Office for Racial Justice will announce the recipients of the St. Katharine Drexel Racial Justice Award. This year’s honorees are story artist Susan O’Halloran, civil rights veteran George O’Hare, and the Office of Catholic Schools’ Principals’ Anti-racism Committee.
For ticket and performance information, please call the Archdiocesan Office for Racial Justice, 312--8336 or visit www.dwellinmylove.org.