Xenophobia: Face Your Fears was a collection of stories and folk tales that address and challenged social prejudices, along with the anxiety and fear that derive from it. Topics such as same-sex relationships, bullying, sexual abuse, foreign cultures, and medical drug use were brought forth and presented to the audience to help demystify and address some of the misplaced fears that accompany them. The stories were gathered and performed by members of the PlayBuilders Ensemble (P.EN).
The PlayBuilders Ensemble (P.EN) is a group of socially conscious performers who gather once a week to develop performance pieces while they learn the art of community-collaborative theatre under the tutelage of Associate Artistic Director November Morris.
November Morris, Director
November Morris has an extensive background in community-based work. He studied acting at East Los Angeles College and while touring with the cast of hereandnow Theatre Company. He participated in PlayBuilders’ award-winning production of Houseless in Paradise via his connection as a service provider at IHS (Institute for Human Services), where he serves as the Employment Program Manager. November served as the Associate Artistic Director of PlayBuilders on the Leeward side from 2013-2014, where he developed training methods for P.EN, the PlayBuilders Ensemble.