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Made in collaboration with residents of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton & Newport News




Created as part of the Virginia Arts Festival’s 25th Anniversary Season


In August 2021 In[HEIR]itance Project artists began working with community members exploring three narratives side-by-side: the story of Exodus, the history of Coastal Virginia, and the reflections of the people who call this place home. Co-created with hundreds of locals, this funny and thought-provoking drama reimagined the 7 cities as an intergenerational family, and explored the hidden (and not so hidden) struggles of the 757.

Thursday May 5, 2022 | 7:30PM 
Friday May 6, 2022 | 7:30PM
Saturday May 7, 2022 | 2:30PM

See the digital program

Box office proceeds go back to local artists & Arts organization

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In[HEIR]itance Project Artists Ari Warmflash & Zhalion Levingston were invited by Hampton Roads local public news station, WHRO to be guests on the weekly radio show, Another View. They were joined by Navy vet/certified doer Jackie Glass to talk about the project in Virginia, the stories they've been hearing, the process they're taking on, and how people can get involved. Listen now.


Watch this video to learn more about our partnerships in the area:



Hands United Building Bridges (HUBB) 

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

Virginia Arts Festival

Virginia Wesleyan University, Robert Nusbaum Center for the Study of Religious Freedom 


participating organizations:

Advocates for Racial  Justice

Attucks Theatre

Barry Art Museum

Beth El - Norfolk

CIVIC Leadership Institute

Christopher Newport University, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology

Contemporary Arts Network

Green Run High School Innovation Lab

Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

The Governor's School For The Arts

Faith Deliverance Christian Center

For Kids

Fort Monroe

Juneteenth VA


Living Together / Living Apart

Muslim Community of Tidewater

NEON District - Downtown Norfolk Council

The New Journal & Guide

Norfolk Academy

Norfolk State University

Ohef Sholom Temple 

Old Dominion University, Department of Theatre

Regent University Theatre Arts Department

Simon Family Jewish Community Center

Slover Library Archives

St Andrew's Episcopal Church

Teens With A Purpose

Tidewater African Cultural Alliance

Tidewater Community College

The Urban Renewal Center 

Urban League of Hampton Roads

ViBe Creative District

Virginia Center for Inclusive Community 

Virginia Beach City Public Schools Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Virginia Beach Christian Church

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art 

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Virginia Opera


YMCA of South Hampton Roads

YWCA of South Hampton Roads

Zeiders American Dream Theater


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