Performance Season 2020-2021
WE WEAR THE MASK
We Wear The Mask video presents a poem written by Paul L. Dunbar in the early 1900s about social and racial injustice in this country that we, African-Americans have endured for hundreds of years. Today, we still endure the same experience of social and racial injustice amid
the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement. The video showcases the artistic expression of the poem performed by Black D/deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing artists through dance, ASL poetry, spoken words, and body movement.
Show Date: July 9th, 2020 (Virtual Event)
WE WEAR THE MASK by Paul Lawrence Dunbar; Co-collaborated by Jeffery Bowden, Michelle Banks, Nayte Paxton, Fred Beam, and Antoine Hunter
A SNEAK PEEK OF A RAISIN IN THE SUN
A Sneak Peek of A RAISIN IN THE SUN presents a short film with brief excerpts from the scenes portraying an African-American family, the Youngers, who strives for an American Dream while living in Chicago. The family receives an insurance check from the deceased father, Big Walter and now they must make an important decision about what to do with it.
Show Dates: December 24th - 28th, 2020 (Film Showing)
A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry Co-directed by Michelle Banks & Nayte Paxton
Cast: Evon Black ("Mama" - Lena), Kojo Amissah (Walter Lee), Tanisha Russell (Beneatha) Wade Green (Joseph Asagai), and Dorian Fletcher (Bobo).