Bread & Roses Missouri partners with SIUE for virtual theater experience


Live-streamed performances to run Dec. 2-6

Bread & Roses Missouri is teaming up with Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) to present “Visions in Voices,” a collaborative virtual theater experience between the SIUE Theater Department and The Workers’ Opera.

The live performances, which focus on social justice and the COVID-19 pandemic and how both interact with everyday lives, will be held Dec. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. on the Bread & Roses YouTube channel.

There will be a live post-show discussion following each performance. The presentations will be directed by Kathryn Bentley and Ernie De Silva, and original music will be composed and performed by Syrhea Conaway.

In addition to the virtual theater experiences, there are two upcoming fundraisers for Bread & Roses Missouri:

  • Shop at Zee Bee Market from Nov. 17-20 and 15 percent of your purchase will be donated to Bread & Roses to help bring art and activism to the community. You can shop online at or visit the store, which is located at
    3211 South Grand Blvd. in St. Louis. The market is an ethical retail company that sells unique, handcrafted, Fair Trade and sustainably produced gifts from around the world.
  • Take part in the Art Is Action auction. The kickoff event will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4, and the auction will be live until Dec. 7 at midnight. The event was inspired by the success of the 2019 Art Is Labor exhibit and spurred by the impetus of artist and board member Chris Worth’s offer to donate a painting for sale to benefit Bread and Roses. The online art auction will feature selected works by well-known artists and will highlight themes that speak to arts and activism.

Bread & Roses Missouri is an independent non-profit arts organization that seeks to celebrate the lives of working people and their families in arts and humanities events, exhibits and workshops that address the root causes of poverty and inequality. It began in 2003 as a project of Jobs With Justice.

For more information about events, visit the organization’s Facebook page at To make a direct donation to Bread and Roses, go to

(Updated on Nov. 18 with new live-stream performance dates.)



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