In[HEIR]itance Project

May 5-7, Attucks Theatre

Presented by Virginia Arts Festival


Bringing communities together through shared stories


“We are divided now more than ever, and it is easier to remain in our chosen silos than it is to engage with our neighbors and communities. These divisions create barriers to civic dialogue and civil society. We believe that something magical happens when people gather together and open their hearts to those around them. And through this work, we are offering an open door for people to find just that. It is our hope that by learning more about each other, we can learn more about the world around us, and about how to make it a better place for everyone.”

-The In(heir)itance Project


With a mission of “strengthening communities through storytelling,” this innovative national arts organization creates a space for communities to navigate challenging conversations through collaborative theater projects. In Coastal Virginia, citizens have been gathering to share their experiences of racism, and in this May weekend, those stories will come to life on stage in a new play, which sets local history within the context of the Book of Exodus. As In(heir)itance Project co-founder Jon Adam Ross puts it, the goal is to use our shared stories, traditions, and beliefs can help us imagine solutions for a better future. Tickets are “pay what you can” to enable all to share in this compelling work.