Black Theater Ensemble 2013-14
Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 9 at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m.
CO-PRODUCED BY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM AND BLACK THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Insurrection: Holding History
By Robert O’Hara
Directed by Guest Artist Isaiah Matthew Wooden
Moving like a bullet through time, Robert O’Hara’s Insurrection: Holding History traffics in spirits and ghosts to offer a wickedly witty romp through America’s history. A contemporary African-American graduate student confronts the specter of his 189-year-old great-great grandfather, as well as Nat Turner, the subject of his graduate school thesis on American slave insurrectionists. Engaging questions about who has the right to tell history and what kinds of stories get remembered and recorded, this challenging and provocative work has been hailed by Tony Kushner as “a gorgeous, fresh and vital play from a very exciting playwright.”
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FRIDAY/SATURDAY EVENING: $18 GENERAL / $15 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR / $10 STUDENT
ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES: $15 GENERAL / $12 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR / $8 STUDENT
Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. (sign-interpreted performance)
A workshop production
By Lee Blessing
Directed by Joshua Street (COL ’15) and Nehemiah Markos (COL’ 14)
Produced by Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (SFS ’14)
An enlightening view of the AIDS epidemic, “Patient A” portrays stories of AIDS victims that are quite common, but often unrepresented. The three stories told launch an emotional roller coaster with the ever present feeling of unpredictability. Baltimore City Paper calls the play “as entrancing as it is provocative….anything this genuinely emotionally affecting that offers a fresh, compelling look at an oft-discussed topic is indeed theater—theater of the highest order.”
WALSH BLACK BOX THEATRE, WALSH BUILDING
This play contains mature language and graphic content.
In addition, Black Theatre Ensemble’s season will include a series of coffeehouses (including September 9, November 18, January 13, and April 30 in venues across campus), which provide a forum for students to express self and share perspective through song, dance, and poetry.