Bread & Roses Missouri’s ‘Visions in Voices’ rescheduled for early December


Bread & Roses Missouri’s “Visions in Voices” virtual theater experience between the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Theater Department and The Workers’ Opera has been rescheduled for early December due to technical difficulties

The live performances, which will 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. They were originally scheduled for mid-November.

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 is an upcoming fundraiser for Bread & Roses Missouri called 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 either event, visit the organization’s Facebook page at To make a direct donation to Bread and Roses, go to



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